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Iran / Hostage Crisis #267563

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 31, 1980
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(Studio) Iranian radio broadcast with regard to imminent end to United States hostage crisis quoted, discussed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Alleged efforts by Iran's clergy to speed up hostages' release examined; actions taken by Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri, Prime Min. Mohammed Ali Rajai cited as exs. Radio broadcast monitored in London quoted on screen, discussed; preparations for flying hostages out noted. Criticism of President Carter possibly giving Iran spare military parts once hostages are freed noted coming from Iraq as well as former Iranian prime minister Shahpour Bakhtiar; details given, photos shown. Crown Prince Reza Pahlevi reported proclaiming self new Shah during ceremony in Cairo, Egypt. [REZA - comments.]
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr's news conf., scheduled for tomorrow and announced by Tehran radio, reported canceled; details given. President Carter's remarks on situation quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Tentative plans for hostages once they are released outlined, discussed.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) State Department reported dismissing Shah's son Reza's claim to Iranian throne; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Pierpoint, Robert

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