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Iran / Hostage Crisis / Iran-Iraq War / Campaign `80 #267661

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Nov 01, 1980
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(Studio) Report with regard to Iranian parliamentary meeting on hostage issue introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(London, England) Report in "Islamic Republic", newspaper of Islamic Republican Party; with regard to hostage issue cited. Call for massive demonstration on Nov 4th at United States Embassy held by militant students announced. November 4 said United States election day, 1 year anniversary of hostage seizure, day Ayatollah Khomeini was exiled to Turkey in 1963, and date of deaths of Khomeini supporters 2 years ago. Mohammed Ali Rajai's statement that Iran would not compromise with United States because of Iraqi war or need for spare parts to military equipment reported Iraqi film of attack on Abadan shown.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner

(Studio) Secretary of State Edmund Muskie said denying President Carter orchestrated hostage deal for political reasons.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Muskie's comments with regard to hostage situation paraphrased. [MUSKIE - says if Carter is staging these negotiations, he would have been better off doing so weeks ago.] United States Position on Iraq-Iran war and spare parts for Iranian military discussed. Muskie's letter to Rajai, accepted by latter as apology, described.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Pierpoint, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob;
Teichner, Martha

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