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Iran #502961

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 21, 1979
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(Studio) Iranian revolutionary government's release of United States Marine sergeant Kenneth Kraus, taken from hospital bed last week by Khomeini government forces after he had been wounded during attack on United States embassy, noted. Iranian chgs. that Kraus had killed 3 Iranians reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Tehran, Iran) Kraus' release said to come after day of talks between embassy officials, include ambassador William Sullivan, and government officials of Prime Min. Mehdi Bazargan. Background of case given. Photo shown. Involvement in release events of United States embassy chief political ofr. John Stemple noted.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Report on ordeal of Kraus' mother in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, waiting for word about son. Phone call from Senator Richard Schweicker mentioned. President Carter reported to have phoned with news that Kraus is safe. [Mrs. Jayne KRAUS - talks to Schweicker; then to another phonecaller with regard to President's message and his quote of message from son.]
REPORTER: Richard Hunt (KYW-TV newstape)

(Studio) Washington, DC sources' report that no chgs. have been placed against Kraus in Iran noted. Iranian government's announcement of its refusal to allow contd. US listening posts near Soviet border reported Leftist Fedayeen said to have canceled march planned for Thursday, to protest their lack of representative in Khomeini government, on orders from Khomeini.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Bittermann, Jim;
Brinkley, David

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