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Iran / Iran Television Report / Hostage Move #270144

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 26, 1980
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(Studio) Announcements by Iranian president Abolhassan Bani-Sadr that American hostages have been moved from occupied United States embassy and placed in secret locations else- where. Movement said to prevent another rescue attempt.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Tehran, Iran) Iranian television tape of landing site used in aborted rescue attempt shown. Claims by Khomeini that numbers of Americans are dead and numbers more are lost in desert given. Iranian government claims that evidence of Iranian agents who helped United States rescue efforts has been found cited. Movement of hostages from embassy reported [BANI-SADR - (thru interpreter) talks about movement of hostages.] [Barbara TIMM - expresses regrets of her family and Graves family for attempted rescue mission.] Return of American dead said ordered by Bani-Sadr.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Cost of Iranian Tv film given. United States request that Swiss government and Red Cross intervene in Iran in order to get military identification team into cntry. Confirmation of Mrs. Timm's statements by Mrs. Bonnie Graves given. Arrival of 5 injured members of rescue team in United States announced.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Houston, Texas) Arrival of injured at Lackland Air Force Base shown. Presence of US Representative Abraham Kazen noted. [Mother of casualty Mrs. Joseph BEYERS - comments on heroic efforts of rescue soldiers.] 1st It. Jeffrey Harrison, Marine Major Leslie Petty and Major James Schaefer named as being treated for burns.
REPORTER: David Dick

Reporter(s):
Dick, David;
Schieffer, Bob;
Tunnell, Doug
Duration:
00:05:00

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