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Iran-Iraq War / Hostages #507437

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 18, 1980
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(Studio) Announcement by Iranian Prime Min. Mohammed Ali Rajai that decision on conditions for release of hostages is near stated.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(NYC) [RAJAI - translated rmks. with regard to hostage release.] Iran's objection to presence of 4 AWACS planes in Saudi Arabia mentioned. Mtg. of Rajai with United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim reported [WALDHEIM - expresses hope for end of hostage crisis.]
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(DC) White House and State Department reactions with regard to Rajai's statements given. President Carter quoted on screen.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) Iraqi charges that United States is siding with Iran in Iran-Iraq war cited. Israel also mentioned. War said still centered around Khorramshahr and Abadan.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Iran) Battlefield shown. Details of battle progress given.

McLaughlin, Bill;
Palmer, John;
Savitch, Jessica

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