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Iran / Embassy Takeover #57422

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 07, 1979
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(Studio) Ayatollah Khomeini reported rejecting President Carter's attempts to negotiate for release of American hostages; details given of Khomeini's refusal to allow Ramsey Clark or any others from United States into nation
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - says administration was informed that Clark and William Miller would not be allowed to proceed to Tehran.] Details of aborted mission given; PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) delegation said en route to Tehran.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Likelihood of Yasir Arafat being only one to get audience with Khomeini considered; Khomeini supporters recalled taking over Israeli embassy in Tehran during revolution and awarding it to PLO; films shown. Role of Ibrahim Yazdi at that time and in ending 1st siege of American embassy earlier this year recalled. Overseas victories for PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) noted emphasized by this situation; rationale for sending Ramsey Clark as liaison considered; films shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tehran, Iran) Questions about feasibility of Clark's mission examined; Iranian television film shown. Khomeini quoted with regard to United States returning Shah. Situation at American embassy presently examined.

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.

Dyk, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank

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