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Iran / Hostages #268382

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 19, 1980
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(Studio) Update on hostage negotiations given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Algerian representatives' report with regard to modifications Iran has made in original demands quoted. Details given with regard to gold, late Shah's wealth, arbitration of United States claims. Algerian mood said upbeat.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(DC) United States officials said not optimistic. Iran document said harder than being publicly presented. Problems listed with regard to assets, United States claims, Shah's wealth. [State Department spokesperson John TRATTNER - says issues of substance and procedure involved.] [Edmund MUSKIE - speaks of hostages' feelings at Christmas time.] Only star lighted on tree in State Department building US alternatives set forth. Possibility of deferring whole matter to Ronald Reagan administration considered.
REPORTER: Diane Sawyer

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Sawyer, Diane

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