CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 29, 1984
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(Studio) Ayatollah Khomeini's rationale for holding United States embassy staff hostage recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Tehran, Iran) Iran's effort to reconstruct shredded embassy documents and claim that results so far support Khomeini's allegation that embassy was espionage center against his regime examined; films shown. Alleged evidence noted involving former Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr; details listed on screen. [Former CIA ofr. Miles COPELAND - claims bribery and payoffs are traditional part of Iranian life.] Documents' implications of United States and USSR dipls., working jointly, Israeli spy orgs., CIA outlined. [COPELAND - notes implications for United States intelligence credibility elsewhere by Iran's success in reconstructing documents.]
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell
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