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Iranian Crisis / Afghanistan #269187

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 06, 1980
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(Studio) Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr's criticism of terrorists holding United States embassy and hostages quoted; Ayatollah Khomeini quoted. Revolutionary council reported discussing United Nations proposal. aimed at obtaining hostages' release.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Possible compromise examined; Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted on screen. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - comments] [Carter campaign chrm Robert STRAUSS - comments.] [Rosalynn CARTER - says situation is changing.] Past optimism recalled.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Bani-Sadr's attack on militant, said apparently triggered by broadcast last night by them, linking government minister Nasser Minachi with CIA; Minachi's arrest by revolutionary guards, without Bani-Sadr's knowledge, and the president's subsequent order for his release noted. United States naval forces in Arabian Sea Indian Ocean region near Persian Gulf, since crisis began, mentioned; Defense Department photos of USS Kitty Hawk task force being shadowed by USSR frigate, and carriers Nimitz, Midway and Kitty Hawk surrounded by support ships, shown. No. of United States and USSR ships in region compared. USSR warning to France and West Germany with regard to detente outlined; W Germany and French denouncement of USSR invasion of Afghanistan recalled; USSR allegations that China (Puerto Rico) is training Moslem insurgents in Afghanistan and Pakistan outlined. Reuters report with regard to entry of USSR troops into Kandahar, near Pakistan border, detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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