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Iran / Hostage Crisis / War With Iraq #267672

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 10, 1980
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(Studio) United States reported beginning process of formally responding to Iran's conditions for release of hostages; deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher reported heading delegation to Algeria to deliver response.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Algiers, Algeria) Christopher's mission to Algeria examined; films shown. Algeria's role in situation noted; those accompanying Christopher reported include assistant Secretary of State Harold Saunders, Robert Carswell, Robert Owen and Arnold Raphel. Christopher's meeting with Algerian foreign minister Mohammed Benyahia mentioned; apparent goal of United States delegation outlined.
REPORTER: Doug Sefton

(DC) United States mission said to properly inform Ben Yahia of United States response so that he can relay interpretation to Iran; complexity of some of Iran's demands discussed. Iranian refusal to hold direct negotiations and implications for hostages' release noted.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(London, England) Iraq's apparent strategy in war with Iran outlined; situation at Abadan and along pipeline in Iran reported Significance of meeting between Ayatollah Khomeini and Iran's bank head explained.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) General Motors reported filing suit against Iran; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Sefton, Doug

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