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Iran / Hostage Crisis #267420

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 23, 1980
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(Studio) Length of United States hostages' captivity in Iran noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Iran's parliament said continuing secret debates on hostage situation; details given. Possibility that conditions for hostages' release will appear Sunday and probability that they will be reiteration of those expressed by Ayatollah Khomeini in the past noted; assessment of situation by speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani outlined. Apparent role being played by Iran's war with Iraq in hostage crisis explained; President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) President Carter's blocking of Iranian assets last year recalled; problems involved in lifting that block outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Carter administration's response to current implications of Iran's behavior examined.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Pierpoint, Robert

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