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Iran Crisis #268879

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 16, 1980
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(Studio) Negotiations to set up international investigative commission with regard to Shah of Iran and clearing way for release of hostages at United States embassy in Tehran said at delicate stage. Spokesperson for United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim quoted re: selection of members of commission Iranian foreign minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh's statement that hostages will not be released in next 2 weeks cited.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Paris, France) Ghotbzadeh shown meeting with French foreign minister Jean Francois-Poncet. [GHOTBZADEH - comments with regard to possible freeing of hostages.] Commission said at 1st step. Ayatollah Khomeini and Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr named.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Studio) Possible members of United Nations commission listed as Adib Daoudy, adviser to Syrian pres.; Mohammed Bedjaoui, Algerian ambassador to UN; Andres Aguilar, former Venezuelan ambassador to United States; Abu Said Jabouri, President of Bangladesh; and Louis-Edmond Pettiti, French lawyer. [PETTITI - says commission will not be a tribunal and that it will be free and independent of outside control.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Major pts. of agreements to free hostages said made but minor details reported slowing negotiations. President Carter shown with new president of Micronesia, Tosbio Nakavama. President said in good mood.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Kladstrup, Don;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob

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