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Iran Crisis / Demonstrators in US #272590

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 04, 1980
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(Studio) Iran reported postponing parliamentary debate on United States hostages and preparing for spy trials in retaliation for continuing detention of large number of Iranian demonstrators arrested in Washington, DC 2 weeks ago; Tehran demonstration, protesting arrests, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Otisville, New York) US Immigration and Naturalization Services reported double-checking information given by some of the demonstrators held here; necessity of force-feeding some prisoners due to problems arising from continuing hunger strike noted. [Warden J. Michael QUINLAN - denies mistreatment of prisoners.] Continue vigil and hunger strike by Iranians outside White House reported; films shown. State Department said denying chgs. by Ayatollah Khomeini that Iranians are being mistreated. [State Department, spokesperson John TRATTNER - comments.] Attys. and members of Iranian orgs. said allowed inside prison for visits. [Moslem Student Association spokesperson Mohammed BADR - comments.] Immigration officials said insisting that deportation proceedings will be held for those continue to refuse to identify selves; details given.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Studio) Arrest of demonstrators in London protesting arrest of Iranians in US reported; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

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