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Iranian Crisis #269209

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 07, 1980
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(Studio) President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr's incrd. action against terrorists holding United States embassy noted include getting revolutionary council to restrict their access to radio and TV; Kuwaiti newspaper report with regard to imminent release of hostages and United States State Department response noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Admin. decision to hold off on economy sanctions against Iran said message intended for Bani-Sadr; details given. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - says sanctions are being held in abeyance while diplomatic activities continue.] Actual impotence of sanctions program to begin with examined; likelihood of showdown between Bani-Sadr and militants considered.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Carter's revelation of his prayer behavior with regard to Ayatollah Khomeini and terrorists holding embassy reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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