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Iran Hostage Crisis #267296

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 16, 1980
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(Studio) Efforts of Carter administration, include Secretary of State Edmund Muskie's reference to resumed military shipments to Iran, to meet with Iranian Prime Min. Mohammad Ali Rajai, coming to New York City to address United Nations with regard to current war with Iraq, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) [CARTER - comments.] White House official quoted with regard to government's perception of situation.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(DC) Probability that Rajai won't meet with Carter or any other US official said causing administration to consider using third source, such as Swiss or Swedish diplomats, as liaison; details given. Possible role of UN ambassador Don. McHenry in pressuring Iran outlined; today's statement by Muskie reported.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Muskie said denying deal with Iran of exchange of hostages for US mil. spare parts; amount of military equipment stored at McGuire Air Force Base earmarked for Iran due to sanctions imposed since capture of United States hostages noted. John Anderson quoted with regard to situation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed;
Pierpoint, Robert

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