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Shah / Egypt / Iran Crisis #509478

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 24, 1980
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(Studio) President Anwar Sadat's offer of permanent home to Shah of Iran, who recently left Panama for Egypt, noted Possible impact on fate of US hostages in Iran considered.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cairo, Egypt) Shah's arrival in Egypt featured; films shown, details given. [SHAH and SADAT - comment.] Possible criticism of Sadat's move by his Arab critics considered.
REPORTER: James Compton

(Studio) Concern at White House for hostages' fate cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Admin. officials said allegedly trying to persuade Shah to remain in Panama. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER III - comments.] Admin. official quoted with regard to Shah's decision to go to Egypt; possible effect on hostage situation discussed
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Ayatollah Sadegh Khalkhali quoted with regard to spy trials for some hostages.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tehran, Iran) Reaction in Iran to Shah's move to Egypt examined; films shown. Terrorist at embassy quoted; Egyptian embassy noted closed since November Details given.
REPORTER: John Hart

(Studio) Admin. said pointing out that relationship with Iran could improve once hostage crisis ends.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Hostage's wife, Louisa Kennedy, noted among relatives of captives forming their own group to deal with situation; details given. [Louisa KENNEDY - comments on letter being sent to President Carter.] Disillusionment of some relatives with Carter's efforts noted. [Brother of hostage, Ari BENJAMIN - comments.] [Wife of hostage, Dorothea MOREFIELD - comments.] Washington, DC area relatives said meeting tomorrow and have invited Senator Richard Lugar with regard to naval blockade of Iran.
REPORTER: Robert Hager (KCST-TV newstape)

(Studio) Possibility of Dr. Michael DeBakey performing surgery on Shah in Cairo considered.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Compton, James;
Hart, John;
Woodruff, Judy
Duration:
00:07:00

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