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London / Iran Embassy Siege / US-Iran Crisis #270914

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 06, 1980
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(Studio) Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's reply to Iran President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr's letter of gratitude for ending siege of Iran's London embassy quoted; Thatcher noted hoping yesterday's rescue of London embassy will have positive effect on Iran-United States hostage crisis.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Searching for bodies believed still in embassy reported, Scotland Yard said uncertain about number of terrorists involved in siege; details given, films shown. Reconstruction of yesterday's successful assault by police outlined. [Hostage Sim HARRIS - describes rescue.] Hostage Trevor Locke, London policeman, noted assisting in rescue; Thatcher's pride in operation quoted.
REPORTER: Susan Peterson

(Studio) President Carter's praise of Britain's London rescue operation quoted; his contrast of Iran's handling of Tehran embassy crisis noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Iran's response to London rescue examined; films shown. Clergy noted still claiming seizure of London embassy was United States plot. [For. minister Sadegh GHOTBZADEH - says there's no similarity between embassy incidents in London and Tehran.] New Iranian parliament, possibly mtg. in several weeks, believed considering United States hostages as 1st item on agenda. "Woman's Day" demonstration in Tehran today shown.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Uniden. American woman reported arrested in Tehran for espionage; her alleged link with CIA and arrest of others on spy chgs. noted. President Carter's order with regard to flags on government bldgs. in honor of Americans killed in last month's unsuccessful rescue attempt of hostages in Iran noted; return of those bodies today outlined. Discrepancy between death toll claimed by United States and Iran mentioned. Films shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Peterson, Susan

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