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Iran / United States Embassy Takeover #57575

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 16, 1979
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(Studio) Iranian-American Society headquarters in Tehran, Iran, said taken by military Iranian students. Students termed an independent force, which does not seem conciliatory toward US.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Tehran, Iran) Student's holding hostages said stating Shah's departure from United States was major retreat and that hostages will now be tried. Visit to US embassy by Egyptian intellectual Mohamed Hassanein Haikal. Latter said believed involved in plans for next step by Iranian government Opinions of various Iranians described. Crowd at embassy shown.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

(Studio) Security around Shah's new home, on Contadora Island, Panama, reported provided by Panamanian air and sea forces.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Contadora, Panama) [SHAH - expresses appreciation for invitation from General Torrijos of Repub. of Panama.] Shah's wife named. [Former Panamanian ambassador to United States Gabriel LEWIS - explains Panamanian reasons for allowing Shah into the cntry.] United States ambassador to Panama Ambler Moss named.
REPORTER: David Garcia

(Studio) Demonstration against foreign press reports of Iranian crisis reported and shown. March said organized by Islamic Republican Party, which is unofficial party of Ayatollah Khomeini.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Blakemore, Bill;
Donaldson, Sam;
Garcia, David

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