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Iran Crisis #270109

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 24, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter's threat of military force in Iran crisis recalled being announced after his imposition of sanctions; apparent rebellion in Senate by threat of military action due to 1973 resolution prohibiting president from taking such action on his own reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Letter to Secretary of State Cyrus Vance from For. Relations Committee chairperson Frank Church and ranking Republican Jacob Javits examined; letter shown. Warning contained in letter with regard to War Powers Resolution outlined; resolution quoted in part on screen. [CHURCH - comments.] Letter said reflecting growing concern in Congress re; Carter's threats of military force; details given.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Iran's counterthreat with regard to United States mining of Iranian ports reported affecting oil exports from Saudi Arabia; Iran reported also chging. that United States had reneged on agreement pertaining to ousted Shah.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr's criticism of Carter administration quoted on screen; his comments on alleged agreement between United States and Iran with regard to Shah and hostage situation outlined. Bani-Sadr quoted with regard to hostages on screen; his assertion that United States is responsible for current civil unrest in Iran, especially on university campuses, said echoed later in day by foreign min Sadegh Ghotbzadeh [GHOTBZADEH - comments on CIA-backed demonstrations, counterthreat re; blockade of Iranian ports.) Bani-Sadr's comments on Iran's growing isolation from West, made during funeral for ayatollah allegedly killed by Iraqi agents, quoted.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted with regard to Bani-Sadr's allegation that US broke commitment to Iran. State Department spokesperson quoted with regard to Iran's new economy links to USSR .
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Tunnell, Doug

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