NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 21, 1980
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(Studio) Edmund Muskie quoted with regard to Iranian demands being unreasonable and beyond powers of President Hostages thought possibly held into Ronald Reagan administration
REPORTER: Jane Pauley
(DC) "Meet the Press" appearance by Edmund Muskie shown. Muskie quoted with regard to demands as unreasonable and beyond powers of President [MUSKIE - says release won't come by Christmas, and difficult by January 20.] Behzad Nabavi, head of Iran's negotiating team, quoted with regard to details of the demand. Demands said totaling $24 billion.. [MUSKIE - says hard task in getting Iran to understand legal limits on president] From "Face the Nation" Harold Brown quoted with regard to money simply being ransom. pessimistic outlook noted. Ronald Reagan said probably to get the problem.
REPORTER: Gene Pell