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Iran Crisis #268966

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 21, 1980
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(Studio) Terrorists holding United States embassy in Tehran reported negating supposition that hostages would be freed prior to return of Shah; militant spokesperson quoted. President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr said appearing to take hardline position on hostage question.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Bani-Sadr's apparent stand with regard to United Nations commission of inquiry and hostages' release considered; films shown. [TERRORIST - (thru interpreter) comments on commission, hostages.] Conflict between Mujahedeen revolutionary guerrilla group and rival fundamentalist group, the Party of God, reported; films shown, details given. Similar political violence reported occurring in other towns throughout Iran; details given.

(Studio) United States officials said admitting that they have no deal for hostages' release; concern over extent of Bani-Sadr's power noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Atmosphere at United Nations with regard to resolution of crisis examined; return. to NYC today of commission chairperson discussed. Role of Bani-Sadr in affair outlined.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

Cronkite, Walter;
Hottelet, Richard C.;
Lee, Mike

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