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Iran Crisis #269804

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 01, 1980
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(Studio) Condition set by Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr for government taking custody of United States hostages from terrorists noted; President Carter's response quoted. Bani-Sadr said rejecting Carter's response.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Bani-Sadr's speech noted coming at celebration of 1st anniversary of Islamic revolution; details given, films shown. Khomeini's speech, read by son, examined; Bani-Sadr's attitude towards today's statements from United States quoted.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Reticence of embassy terrorists said resulting from Bani-Sadr's request yesterday; details given. Bani-Sadr's rejection of United States response said catching Carter administration officials by surprise.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Carter's answer to Bani-Sadr examined; timing of his announcement noted coming prior to Wisconsin poll openings. [CARTER - comments on situation.] Bani-Sadr's condition quoted. [CARTER - addresses construction industry convention with regard to Iran.] Carter's behavior at convention reported that of candidate campaigning.; details given, films shown. His advisers said urging change in campaign strategy once hostages are transferred; details given.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Implications of possible transfer of hostages to Iranian government outlined on screen. [Wife of hostage and spokesperson for Family Liaison Action Group, Louisa KENNEDY - says they've been this route before.] Possibility that shifting control of hostages will facilitate negotiations considered.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Kalb, Bernard;
Stahl, Lesley

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