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Iran Hostage Crisis #507396

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 16, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter reported willing to meet with Iranian Prime Min. Mohammad Ali Rajai, currently en route to New York City for address before UN, with regard to US hostages; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Admin. said encouraging discussions despite pessimism pervading issue. [CARTER - comments.] [Secretary of State Edmund MUSKIE - echoes theme of accommodation.] Amt. of military equipment and spare parts bound for Iran at McGuire AFB, impounded following hostages' captivity, noted; lifting of econ. and military sanctions against Iran should hostages be released mentioned.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Rajai reported addressing United Nations Sec. Council tomorrow as well as meeting with secretary general
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Secretary General Kurt Waldheim said planning to raise hostage issue; details given.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

Chancellor, John;
Kalb, Marvin;
McLaughlin, Bill

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