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Iran / White House Reaction #270147

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 26, 1980
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(Studio) Reports with regard to Carter administration mood following rescue failure introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Carter administration said to regret loss of American lives and failure of mission, but to maintain plans for rescue were reasonable. President said preparing written report of mission for Congress Press Secretary Jody Powell's denial that report is required by War Powers Act noted. Carter administration expectation of full support of European allies in economy and diplomatic sanctions cited.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(DC) Secretary of State Cyrus Vance described as discouraged. Carter administration described as deeply disappointed. Temptation for USSR to take actions in Persian Gulf because of seemingly weak United States position stated.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Kalb, Marvin;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob

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