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Iran Crisis / Japan #509931

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 20, 1980
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(Studio) For. mine. of European ntns. reported meeting in Luxembourg tomorrow re: possible support for United States sanctions against Iran; presence at mtgs. of Japanese foreign minister Saburo Okita, after Japan's refusal to pay Iranian prices for oil, noted. Carter administration reported praising Japan's action.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) State Department's allegation that Japan has supported United States actions against Iran all along outlined; details given. United States efforts to help Japan with oil needs said include talks with United States oil companies, Saudi Arabia; President Carter's meeting with Prime Min. Masayoshi Ohira next month mentioned. Significance of Japan's action with regard to other United States allies considered.
REPORTER: Rebecca Sobel

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Curtailment of Iranian oil sales to Japan reported posing no immediate problems for United States [Energy Department spokesperson Henry FRANSSEN - discusses situation.] Reasons for lack of impact on United States outlined on screen; predicted gasoline cost by end of year noted.
REPORTER: Emery King

King, Emery;
Savitch, Jessica;
Sobel, Rebecca

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