NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 01, 1980
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(Studio) Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher reported returning to Algeria for further talks about United States hostages in Iran; President Carter said tentatively approving response to Iran's demands. Details given. White House's earlier assessment of delay in release of hostages recalled.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Los Angeles, California) [Ronald REAGAN - responds to reports that Iran is deliberately waiting to discuss hostage crisis until he takes office] His continued commitment to President Carter making foreign policy for remainder of term noted. [REAGAN - comments.] Memo issued by foreign policy adviser Richard Allen said calling for Reagan aides to show restraint in issuing public statements without approval; that move thought precipitated by recent remarks by Reagan aides on Taiwan and aid to El Salvador. Implications of memo noted.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff
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