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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(London: Bill McLaughlin) Aftermath of earthquake in Iran featured; details given and scenes shown of man being rescued from under debris, and of dead, survivors, mourning and devastation. Iranian rescue efforts detailed. [Middle East analyst George JOFFE - explains the "divine test" for Iranians.] Iran noted even asking United States for help. [US Foreign Disaster Assistance Andrew NATSIOS - says United States tends not to involve politics in these kinds of circumstances.]
(Los Angeles: David Dow) United States relief efforts examined. [AmeriCares Terry TRANOWSKI - says Americans want to help.] [Iranian immigrant Ozzi BIDAR - says we are just trying to help our people.] Rally of Iranian resistance group in Washington, DC, shown. [Representative Mervyn DYMALLY - says even in this tragedy, we cannot trust Iran's regime.] [Former hostage David JACOBSEN - says Iran should release hostages before we give them relief.] [Columbia University Gregory GAUSE - says United States should not link aid to a political agenda.]
- Dow, David;
- McLaughlin, Bill;
- Rather, Dan
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