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Iranian Crisis #508813

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 14, 1980
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(Studio) Establishment of international commission of inquiry, under auspices of UN, said probable; United States said apparently agreeing to commission beginning inquiry prior to release of hostages.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Apparent United States concession examined; United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim's confirmation of United States-Iran negotiations noted. [WALDHEIM - comments.] Composition of commission by such human rights activists as possibly Louis Edmond Pettiti, president of Paris bar association and representatives from Third World ntns. considered; ntns. named.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Actual release of hostages considered.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr's call for public selfcriticism of United States examined; films shown, Bani-Sadr quoted. For. minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh quoted with regard to Bani-Sadr's remarks. [GHOTBZADEH - comments on formation of commission] Sean MacBride, in touch with Waldheim, said feeling that concessions have already been made by both sides. [MacBRIDE - comments.] Tehran demonstration today noted.

(Studio) Post-release care for hostages noted necessary.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) United States team of physicians and psychiatrists said in place at Wiesbaden, W. Germany; details given. Anticipated care of hostages considered.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) White House refusal to comment on negotiations to free hostages, but willingness to discuss Senator Edward Kennedy noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) White House response to hostage situation, Bani-Sadr's remarks examined; Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted on screen with regard to Kennedy. Idi Amin mentioned; President Carter's criticism of Kennedy last night recalled.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) Kennedy said standing by assertion with regard to Carter's lifting of idea of intl. commission from him.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(New Hampshire) Kennedy's reaction to Carter's press conference last night outlined. [KENNEDY - comments on Carter and hostages; chgs. Carter with misusing access to television networks.] Kennedy said filing with networks and Federal Communications Commission for equal time.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Pol. ads in Nebraska for Carter and Kennedy quoted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Hart, John;
Palmer, John;
Valeriani, Richard;
Wallace, Chris

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