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Iranian Crisis #261926

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 06, 1979
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(Studio) Iran's number 2 man reported saying crisis won't be over by Christmas.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) [Ayatollah BEHESHTI- comments.] Apparent lack of diplomatic progress here examined; films shown. [Canadian ambassador Kenneth TAYLOR - comments on meeting with Iranian government representative] News conference held by terrorists to display alleged evidence that embassy diplomat Thomas Ahern was CIA operative noted; films shown. Iran said expecting to get Shah back.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Foreign minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh quoted with regard to United Nations Security Council resolution calling for hostage's release; White House response noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Optimistic behavior at State Department examined. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - comments on recent statements coming from Tehran.] Some members of revolutionary council reported supporting release of hostages; details given.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Praise of Hodding Carter since beginning of crisis for his handling of situation noted; his remarks at Princeton Univ. last night, accusing 3 major television networks of strengthening Khomeini's rigidity by their competition for interviews, said eliciting objections from all 3 network presidents.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
Kalb, Marvin

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