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Iran / Hostage Crisis / War With Iraq #268127

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 07, 1980
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(Studio) State Department said apparently ready to reply to Iran's demands for hostages' release.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [State Department spokesperson John TRATTNER - comments.] Speculation surrounding State Department's reply discussed; probability that United States reply will go through Algerian ambassador here noted.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Iranian parliamentary commission dealing with hostages quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Iran said needing formal statement from United States accepting demands to save face; position of hardliners due to appearance of making a deal with United States cited. Criticism of Iran's army with regard to its showing against Iraq noted; Iran's claims that Iraq is torturing its captured oil minister outlined. Films shown. Evin prison official reported denying presence of hostages there; details given.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Iraq's increase in equipment and troops into Khorramshahr, Iran, reported fueling speculation that it's preparing to launch offensive against Abadan, Iran.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baghdad, Iraq) Situation at Khorramshahr noted. [Iraqi army OFR. - says Abadan is encircled.] General aspects of current Iran-Iraq war discussed; films shown.
REPORTER: Larry Pintak

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Pintak, Larry

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