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Iran Crisis #271228

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 02, 1980
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(Studio) Opening of "Crimes of America Conf." in Iran, attended by 10 Americans among others, noted; President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Former attorney general Ramsey Clark and 9 other Americans reported attending conference despite President Carter's ban on travel to Iran; Ayatollah Khomeini's refusal to allow Clark into Iran last Nov, as emissary from Carter recalled. Clark's assessment of United States rescue mission quoted; alleged military takeover preparations during government of Shahpour Bakhtiar, revealed in document by General Robert Huyser, outlined. Hopes that conference will pave way for release of hostages discussed; terrorists holding them noted favoring spy trials.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) United States delegations, in addition to Clark, said include Nobel Science Prize winner George Wald and activist attorney Leonard Weinglass; number of clergy and women in group mentioned. Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted re: Justice Department's investigation into group's violation of Carter's travel ban.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Lack of legal basis for punishing Clark or anyone else going to Iran noted; details given. International Emergency Econ. Powers Act, President Executive Order 12205 outlined. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - comments.] Justice Department said not likely to bring chgs. against group; details given.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Incr. in price of gold and drop in value of United States $ on European money watts. after rumor that some of the hostages had been shot reported; denial of report by terrorists holding hostages noted. Pentagon reported naming special panel to review unsuccessful rescue mission last April; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Graham, Fred

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