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Iran / Hostage Crisis / Iran-Iraq War #507760

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 01, 1980
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(Studio) Iranian parliament said expected to meet tomorrow with 1st public session on hostages. Expected demands for release of hostages mentioned. US president elections noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Rel. of press conference by Secretary of State Edmund Muskie to presidential campaign and Iranian parliamentary debate on hostages considered. [MUSKIE - says we have no deal with Iranians.] Muskie's denial that President Carter has manipulated the hostage crisis for political ends reported
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Studio) Official Iranian newspaper is hardline Islamic party said endorsing release of hostages before president elections. Tape of United States embassy in Tehran shown. Planned mass demonstration and public tours of embassy compound for Tuesday reported Iraqi attack on Khosrowabad, Iran, reported Abadan said surrounded by Iraqi troops.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) United States intelligence report said showing USSR is helping supply jet fuel to Iran. Mil. items said also being supplied Iran by Soviet client states, Libya, North Korea and Syria. American spare parts said getting to Iran through Italy. Iran said getting enough supplies to keep from losing war but not enough to win.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

Brown, Hilary;
Kalb, Bernard;
Savitch, Jessica

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