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Iran / Hostage Crisis / War With Iraq #507599

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 28, 1980
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(Studio) Technical difficulties acknowledged. Iranian parliament noted resuming debate on United States hostages after delay caused by religious holiday today; Ayatollah Khomeini's speech said excluding all mention of US hostages and concentrating on war with Iraq. Iraq said continuing drive towards Iranian city of Abadan; Iraqi-occupied Khorramshahr discussed. Films shown. Jordan's King Hussein's reiteration of support for Iraq noted coming during Baghdad visit; Saudi Arabia reported breaking diplomatic relations with Libya; Colonel Muammar Kadhafi's criticism of Saudi-US relations mentioned. President Carter noted refusing Saudi request for F-15 fighters which would give them offensive ability.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(DC) Carter's denial of Saudi request examined; Israel's opposition cited as relevant to decision. Defense Secretary Harold Brown's remarks during tour of Boeing plant today said echo of President's. [BROWN - comments.] Possible reversal of United States position after election mentioned.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb (KING-TV newstape)

(Studio) "Le Monde" reported stating that majority of Iran's parliament favors release of United States hostages; details given. West German item on situation noted.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Utley, Garrick

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