CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 16, 1980
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(Studio) Iranian officials said again implying imminent release of US hostages if conditions are met.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Tehran, Iran) Prime Min. Mohammed Ali Rajai's meeting with cabinet on US proposals and his receipt of Ayatollah Khomeini's final approval of Iranian reply reported; films shown. Rajai's statement read; warning from uniden. Iranian source with regard to putting Rajai's optimism in perspective discussed.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton
(DC) State Department response to Rajai's statement reported; United States perception of current status of negotiations, via Algerian intermediaries, discussed State Department said continuing efforts to arrange Christmas for hostages through Swiss embassy; possible effect of Ronald Reagan's inauguration on situation noted.
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer
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