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Iran Crisis #509605

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 30, 1980
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(Studio) Iran's President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr reported claiming victory for Iranian people and their demands for release of hostages due to 2 messages President Carter has denied writing; Swiss officials said delivering 2 messages from United States government to Bani-Sadr within last 5 days. Spokesperson for Carter reported denying that messages came from the administration
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Tehran, Iran) For. minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh's response to White House denial of messages to Khomeini featured. [GHOTBZADEH - comments.] Bani-Sadr reported claiming that messages to him and to Khomeini were submitted simultaneously by the Swiss charge d'affaires; details given. Bani-Sadr quoted on screen with regard to contents of his message. Bani-Sadr quoted re: revolutionary council making decision on hostages; a detailed speech on situation said coming Tuesday

(Studio) Iranian version of Carter's messages quoted on screen; Ghotbzadeh's remarks outlined.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) [Press Secretary Jody POWELL - reiterates administration's denial of sending messages.] Admin.'s version of incident outlined.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Carter said sticking to planned schedule today.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) President's schedule noted incling. meeting with hostage Michael Metrinko's parents, Harry and Alice, at White House; details given, films shown. [Harry METRINKO - comments on Carter, Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, Rosalynn Carter.] Metrinkos said learning today that son is alive and well.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(Studio) Ayatollah Khomeini reported allowing Vatican representative of Pope John Paul II to visit the hostages; details given. Khomeini said repeating demand for return of Shah in exchange for hostages.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Hart, John;
Savitch, Jessica;
Simpson, Carole;
Valeriani, Richard

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