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Iran #262232

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 21, 1979
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(Studio) Iranian government release of United States Marine sergeant Kenneth Kraus, wounded in last week's attack on United States embassy in Tehran and then taken into custody from his hospital bed by Iranian revolutionary government, noted. Chgs. against Kraus in deaths of 3 Iranians in that attack reported Secrecy surrounding American and French negotiations for his release stated. His mother in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, said kept informed of events.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Lansdale, Pennsylvania) [Jayne KRAUS - describes experience and questions about incident.] Info. learned by Mrs. Kraus this morning noted, with regard to her son's impending trial for murder; her decision to call White House reported National security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski's report to her stated. [Mrs. KRAUS - relates Brzezinski's report about negotiations conducted by ambassador William Sullivan.] Phone call from President Carter to Mrs. Kraus telling of Kenneth's freedom mentioned. [Mrs. KRAUS - talks to President] Carter's messages from Kenneth to mother and Norristown, Pennsylvania, fiance Nina Trongone cited. Kraus' late father's service in Navy, include World War II, noted.
REPORTER: Jerry Landay

(Studio) White House sources' report to Robert Pierpoint with regard to negotiations for Kraus' release, include help from French government which has special relationship with Khomeini from time he lived near Paris, detailed. Khomeini's test of strength with Marxist faction in revolution reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Mbrs. of group called People's Fedayeen noted to gather at headquarters to ask why leaders agreed to Khomeini's orders against their holding march in protest of their non-rep. in government Fedayeen's attempts to discredit newly apptd. chief of staff, General Mohammad Vali Qarani, and reasons for this move reported Other details about Fedayeen given.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) General Qarani's pledge to honor agreement with United States not to transfer American arms to other cntrys. or liberation mvts. and his refusal to allow United States to use Iran as listening post on USSR in future stated. Upcoming Iranian referendum noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Landay, Jerry;
Tunnell, Doug
Duration:
00:05:30

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