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Iran Crisis / Iraq #269846

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 11, 1980
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(Studio) Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted with regard to alleged use of military force against Iran by United States; Iranian foreign minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh noted meeting with ambs. of Common Mkt. ntns. as well as Japan, Australia and New Zealand to warn them against joining United States sanctions. President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr quoted re: consequences of any nation joining United States sanctions.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tehran, Iran) Iran reported seeing break in relationship with United States as victory; details given, films shown. Former charge d'affaires to United States, Ali Agah, noted joining anti-United States demonstrations; details of Iran-Iraq conflict outlined. Iraq said now seen as United States surrogate on Iran's west border; embassy terrorists said promising to carry out threat of death of hostages if war with Iraq erupts. Bani-Sadr's remarks with regard to Iraq and United States outlined.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Irony behind Iran's charge that Iraqi government it puppet of United States detailed; Iran-Iraq dispute said centering on 3 islands near Straits of Hormuz.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) USSR -backed Iraq said making bid for leadership of Arab world; details given, films shown. president Saddam Hussein's opposition to Khomeini noted. Khomeini's creation of Shiite 5th column in Iraq dedicated to Hussein's overthrow and recent assassination attempts on the Iraqi ldr reported Back- ground to current border dispute examined; map, films shown. United States concern over possible outbreak of war between the 2 ntns. considered. (Temporary audio and video loss.)
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) President Carter's lack of success in enlisting allied support for United States sanctions against Iran noted; his meeting today with West Berlin Mayor Dietrich Stobbe reported Both men quoted with regard to situation; films shown.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Kalb, Marvin;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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