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NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 19, 1980
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(Studio) United States reception of what Iran terms its final reply with regard to United States hostages announced. Iranian demand that money be deposited in Algerian bank stated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Secretary of State Edmund MUSKIE - refuses to comment with regard to hostage negotiations.] [State Department spokesperson John TRATTNER - comments re: negotiations.]
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Studio) Iranian conditions for release of hostages listed on screen. Iranian assets, Shah's wealth, United States claims on Iran and United States declaration of noninterference listed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) United States legal problems with regard to Iranian assets detailed. [Georgetown University Prof. Don. WALLACE - says President could lift freeze, but could not assure Iranians that he would give them all their assets.] Noted that use of US treasury funds would require a huge bond issue.
REPORTER: Mike Jensen

Chancellor, John;
Dancy, John;
Jensen, Mike

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