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Iran / United States Hostages / War With Iraq #267444

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 24, 1980
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(Studio) Carter administration's response to continuing rumors of imminent release of US hostages from Iran noted; Swedish journalist's report with regard to Ayatollah Khomeini's demands for release outlined. Response by Iran's UN delegation member noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Iranian public opinion said allegedly being prepared for hostages' release; details given. President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr mentioned. Iran's military position, after month of war with Iraq and Iraq's recent announcement of capture of Khorramshahr, Iran, discussed; maps shown.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Both President and Mrs. Carter said trying to downplay optimism of early release of hostages. [President CARTER, Rosalynn CARTER - comment.] United States Air Force hospital in Wiesbaden, West Germany, said ready should hostages be released; details given. Problems arising from Iran's demand with regard to their frozen assets in United States noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Possible conflict between President and United States financial world should Carter unfreeze assets discussed; government's efforts in past recalled. Judge Kevin Duffy quoted on screen. [Iranian bank president Ali Reza NOBARI - discusses situation; conversation transcribed on screen.] Nobari's further remarks outlined. Treasury Department said assuring United States creditors of payment.
REPORTER: Steve Young

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Young, Steve

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