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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 19, 1980
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(Studio) Speaker of Iran's parliament, Hashemi Rafsanjani, quoted in Algiers, Algeria, with regard to United States response to Iranian conditions for release of hostages.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Algiers, Algeria) Algeria's reception of Rafsanjani and his press conf. statements today on hostage crisis examined; films shown. [RAFSANJANI - (thru interpreter) comments.] Speaker's analysis of situation's current status outlined.
REPORTER: Doug Sefton

(DC) Secretary of State Edmund Muskie's reaction to Rafsanjani's comments noted. [MUSKIE - comments.] Skepticism of Rafsanjani's statements by US discussed; official reply from Prime Min. Mohammed Ali Rajai noted still expected here. Basis of Carter administration's reluctance to trust importance of Rafsanjani's remarks outlined.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr's criticism of incring. influence of clergy, especially in recent imprisonment of Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, reported Ayatollah Khomeini reported appting. clergyman as head of mass-circulation newspaper; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Sefton, Doug

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