CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 22, 1980
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(Studio) Iran officials said now indicating hostages release probable, possibly within few days.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(London, England) Religious spokesperson for militant students said expecting Iran parliament to announce release terms Sunday; release possible on Monday. Mohammed Ali Rajai quoted with regard to anticipating United States acceptance of terms. Terms set by Ayatollah Khomeini listed. Feb 1980 film shown. Ayatollah Beheshti said not so optimistic. May 1980 film shown. Spokesperson for students quoted with regard to their being ready to accept parliament's conditions. Reuters News Agency report with regard to negotiations noted.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton
(DC) Denial by Carter administration of plans afoot to release hostages reported Cool public stance but private optimism reported Belief all elements in Iran no longer want to hold hostages, but necessary delays noted.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint
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