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Introduction Morton Dean (New York City) #270040

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 20, 1980
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(Studio) Barbara Timm said to have received no answer from Iranian militants with regard to her request to visit with her hostage son. Japan's refusal to buy Iranian oil if price is incrd. announced.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Tehran, Iran) Negotiations with regard to hostages described as at standstill. Carter administration decisions said to have put Iranian government on defensive. [For. minister Sadegh GHOTBZADEH - attacks American press and charges crisis has become an election issue in United States, comments that even if Japan and west Europe go along with - United States economy sanctions, Iran has other potential allies.] [Iranian oil minister Ali Akbar MOINFAR - says they are ready to retaliate with oil cutoffs to ntns. supporting United States.]
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Japan's refusal to pay for Iranian oil because of a price increase reported Comparison of Iranian and Saudi Arabian prices made.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) About 10% of Japan's oil requirements said from Iran. Japan said to have 90-day supply on hand. Carter administration said willing to help Japan find other suppliers of oil. [Deputy Secretary of Energy John SAWHILL - says if industrialized countries can show kind of restraint Japan has shown they could stop oil price escalation.] Price hike said to have given Japanese excuse to aid United States economy sanctions.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Benton, Nelson;
Dean, Morton;
Tunnell, Doug

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