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Iran Crisis #268860

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 15, 1980
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(Studio) Indications of possible imminent release of American hostages in Tehran reported; President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr's meeting with Ayatollah Khomeini and his upcoming meeting with terrorists occupying embassy noted. President Carter quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Carter's remarks with regard to hostages outlined, quoted with regard to Iran-United States relations National security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski's interpretation of comments and remarks by Press Secretary Jody Powell outlined on screen. Carter said continuing opposition to United States admission of guilt; domestic political implications of Carter's reluctance to apologize to Iran considered.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Importance of United Nations commission of inquiry to investigate chgs. against Shah outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York City) United States position on United Nations commission examined; contradictory statements by Iranian foreign minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh noted. [GHOTBZADEH - says no one will be freed until after conclusion of commission mtgs.] Possibility of commission being in Tehran next week noted; ntns. allegedly representative on commission listed on screen. Role of United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim and purpose of commission reported.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

(Studio) Bani-Sadr's reasons for not wearing tie quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Hottelet, Richard C.;
Pierpoint, Robert

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