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Iranian Crisis #261616

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 17, 1979
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(Studio) Ayatollah Khomeini reported indicating that crisis wouldn't be over soon; his siding with terrorists holding embassy said sharp break with foreign minister Details with regard to trial for hostages on espionage chgs. given. Shah's weekend departure from United States for Panama recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Shah's departure said bringing no apparent change in policy here; films shown. [Foreign minister Sadegh GHOTBZADEH - says trial question hasn't been decided.] Christmas Eve visits allegedly allowed hostages by several Christian clergymen detailed; hostages said being called to testify during international "grand jury" inquiry into United States policy in Iran; details given.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Admin. response to spy trial versus international grand jury issues noted; senior official quoted [Hodding CARTER - says international law requires prompt release of hostages.] Conflict between remarks of Iran's foreign min and those of terrorists inside embassy compound considered; Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Alleged members of grand jury reported identification as Nobel Peace Prize winners Sean MacBride and Louis-Edmond Pettiti; response by both men cited. Shah spokesperson quoted with regard to his stay on Contadora Island, Panama, and plans for permanent home after 1st of year
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
Kalb, Marvin
Duration:
00:04:30

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