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Iranian Crisis #268907

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 18, 1980
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(Studio) Iran and United States reported agreeing on 5 members United Nations commission to investigate alleged crimes of deposed Shah; question of what, if any, effect commission will have on fate of hostages noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York City) President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr said telephoning acceptance of commission to UN Secretary General [UN spokesperson Rudolf STAJDUHAR - comments.] Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's meeting with Kurt Waldheim and need for Bani-Sadr's written confirmation of acceptance examined; films shown. Commission members Mohammed Bedjaoui of Algeria, Andres Aguilar of Venezuela, Adib Daoudy of Syria, Louis-Edmond Pettiti of France, and H.W. Jayewardene of Sri Lanka discussed; photos shown. Hostage release said part of overall settlement package of commission; details given.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

(Studio) Degree of certainty at United Nations that commission is solution to Iranian crisis said apparently not supported elsewhere; Bani-Sadr quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Paris, France) [Foreign minister Sadegh GHOTBZADEH - negates panacea aspect of commission; comments on other steps necessary for hostages' release.]
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Studio) White House said cautious in discussing United Nations commission
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) White House position with regard to events examined; official quoted.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Admin.'s varying positions over past few moss with regard to hostages examined; role of USSR invasion of Afghanistan, presidential pols. mentioned.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) United States appeal to World Court and scheduled hearing of case this week noted; question with regard to United States pursuit of case cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Hottelet, Richard C.;
Kalb, Marvin;
Kladstrup, Don;
Stahl, Lesley

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