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Iran / Hostage #268360

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 18, 1980
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(Studio) Iran reply with regard to hostage freedom by Christmas if United States met demands reported Money said issue.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Iran scenes shown. Algerian role considered. Ahmed Azizi shown. Refusal to comment noted. [AZIZI - won't comment.] Mohammed Ali Rajai quoted with regard to United States responsibility. Return of Shah's wealth thought key demand by Algerians.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(NYC) Key issue said thought to be United States claims against Iran assets. CBS request for information from Treasury Department with regard to assets and claims said refused for security reasons. Estimates given. [Former Treasury Department ofr. Gary HUFBAUER - explains estimate of holdings.] Different approaches to matter of claims discussed. Gold noted stored at Federal Reserve Bank, said unemcumbered. November `80 scenes, Easter `80 scenes shown. Shah's wealth said hard condition to meet.
REPORTER: Steve Young

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Young, Steve

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