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Iran / Embassy Takeover #57126

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 16, 1979
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(Studio) Threats reported made against American hostages by terrorists holding them inside embassy in Tehran reported; films shown.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) President Carter's reaction to recent Iranian demonstrations noted. [CARTER - comments on report just recd.] Zbigniew Brzezinski's incrd. security arrangements during crisis cited. [CARTER - sums up situation.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Realization of indefinite standoff said setting-in in government [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - notes limitations placed on administration] Acting foreign minister Abolhassan Bani-Sadr said key figure, next to Ayatollah Khomeini; details given. United States said continuing efforts through Bani-Sadr, UN and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) to obtain release; question of Khomeini's control over terrorists inside embassy compound considered.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Tehran, Iran) Status quo said remaining; largest demonstration since crisis began reported, shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tehran, Iran) Terrorist warning with regard to Shah's possible departure from United States for nation other than Iran outlined. Today's demonstration said beginning under guise of religious gathering at Tehran Univ.; presence of former prime minister Mehdi Bazargan and former foreign minister Ibrahim Yazdi noted; crowd chants with regard to jihad quoted.

(Tehran, Iran) Differences between perspectives of Carter and Khomeini on human rights outlined; basic resistance to United States stance on Shah stated.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Attempts to understand Iranian Islamic mentality as well as that of Khomeini said major effort in DC.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No location given) Psychological profile of Khomeini examined; basic elements listed on screen. Khomeini's view of Americans outlined; fragility of Khomeini's personality detailed.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) Representative John Rhodes reported suggesting that CIA topple Khomeini; Rhodes quoted. Upcoming items announced; films shown.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Dyk, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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