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Iran / Hostages Crisis #268179

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 01, 1980
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(Studio) Stalemate between United States and Iran on hostage crisis said continuing.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Task force headed by deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher reported leaving tonight for Algeria to deliver clarifications on United States position; details given. Possibility that Ronald Reagan's administration will set forth much harder terms mentioned. [State Department spokesperson John TRATTNER - comments.] Possible reasons for slowdown in negotiations outlined; Iran-Iraq war mentioned.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Continued captivity of United States hostages and indications from Tehran that Iranian officials aren't expecting early breakthrough resulting in their release noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Tehran, Iran) Current atmosphere in Tehran said centered on allegedly US-backed war with Iraq. [MAN - comments.] Role of speaker of parliament Hashemi Rafsanjani noted. [RAFSANJANI - (thru interpreter) comments; remarks transcribed on screen; Saddam Hussein mentioned.] [President Abolhassan BANI-SADR - (thru interpreter) comments on interview by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, possible United States intervention in war with Iraq during President Carter's term (statements transcribed on screen.)] Bani-Sadr's aide quoted.
REPORTER: Mike Wallace

(Studio) Bani-Sadr's message for Ronald Reagan reported [REAGAN - responds to Iranian official's remark that it might be advantageous to wait for Reagan administration with regard to hostages.]
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Dean, Morton;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Wallace, Mike

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