NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 31, 1979
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(Studio) United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim reported en route to Iran tonight to negotiate hostages' release; Sec. Council reported agreeing to vote for economy sanctions against Iran if hostages not freed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) Waldheim's departure for Iran reported [WALDHEIM - comments.] Resolution passed by Sec. Council today with regard to Waldheim's objectives and future resolutions against Iran outlined. [Secretary of State Cyrus VANCE - comments on Secretary General's trip.] Probable lack of impact on terrorists holding hostages of United Nations actions noted.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani
(Tehran) Waldheim's chances of success here considered; photos shown. Khomeini, Sadegh Ghotbzadeh mentioned. Iranian diplomats quoted.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann
(Studio) Upcoming item announced.