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Iranian Crisis #508930

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 20, 1980
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(Studio) United Nations commission of inquiry on Iran said arriving in Tehran this wkend.; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) [UN Secretary General Kurt WALDHEIM - announces establishment of commission, its purposes; comments on timing of hostages' release.] Probable scenario outlined.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(Geneva, Switzerland) Cmsn.'s delayed departure today noted; films shown, details given. Mbr. quoted with regard to "gentleman's agreement." Iranian ambassador quoted with regard to delay. [Ambassador Mansour FARHANG - says there's no alternative to optimism.]
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) White House statement on commission noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Official stand on hostages' release outlined. [Representative John BRADEMAS - comments on situation.] Admin.'s reluctance to discuss crisis said possibly due to President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr's precarious domestic position.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Press conference in Tehran by terrorists holding hostages reported; Ayatollah Khomeini's call for extradition of Shah noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Woodruff, Judy
Duration:
00:04:50

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