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Iran / Hostage Crisis #273321

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 16, 1981
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(Studio) Apparent resolution of Iran hostage crisis announced; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) White House announcement reported; efforts by United States and Algerian officials to draft agreement noted. Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted; steps taken by President Carter today to facilitate the agreement outlined on screen, discussed. Carter's departure for Camp David shown; his possible flight to West Germany to greet hostages mentioned.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(DC) Bankers and financial experts from banks holding Iran's largest assets reported meeting at State Department today with regard to situation; details given. [Treasury Secretary G. William MILLER - comments on banks' attitude.] Deputy Secretary State Warren Christopher said concerned over remaining problems of Shah's assets; details given. [State Department spokesperson John TRATTNER - comments.] Hostage wife Louisa KENNEDY - comments.] Final phases of crisis outlined.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Algiers, Algeria) Arrival here of London's financial experts, for mtgs. with Warren Christopher and others, examined; films shown. [British embassy official Christopher ROSS - comments.] Details of today's meeting discussed.
REPORTER: John Blackstone

(Studio) Airport at Algiers said being readied for hostages' arrival; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Blackstone, John;
Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Stahl, Lesley

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