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Iran Crisis #270130

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 25, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter's announcement of rescue effort's failure quoted. [CARTER - takes responsibility for operation's attempt and halt.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Background to development of rescue plan outlined; national sect adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski reported informing Carter of mission's problems. Extent of political damage to President's campaign for reelec. said not yet assessed; campaign trips by Rosalynn Carter, Vice President Walter Mondale and other surrogates noted canceled throughout wkend.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Necessity of administration to now convince both Congress and United States allies that they weren't double-crossed; reaction by both groups outlined. Admin.'s defense against chgs. that it violated War Powers Act noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Congress reaction to incident examined; films, photos shown, Apparent reaction by Senate majority leader Robert Byrd detailed. [Senator Jacob JAVITS - comments on War Powers Act.] [Representative James WRIGHT, Senator Henry JACKSON, Representative Henry REUSS - comment; Joint Chiefs of Staff's approval of Bay of Pigs recalled.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti reported advising Carter recently re: legality of his ordering rescue mission; west European reaction outlined, Reactions by individual ntns. listed. USSR response quoted. State Department reported ruling out another rescue operation for at least 6 mos,
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Mtg. on situation by deputy secretary state Warren Christopher and diplomats from 18 foreign ntns. reported; details given, films shown. [Canada amb. Peter TOWE - comments.] Admin.'s defense of secrecy of operation from allies out- lined; senior officials' response with regard to possibility of inside help from President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr or others in Iran noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Kalb, Marvin;
Stahl, Lesley

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