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Iran Hostage Crisis #62667

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 16, 1980
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(Studio) Possibility that Iranian Prime Min. Mohammad Ali Rajai's address to UN, ostensibly concerning current war with Iraq, will lead to release of United States hostages noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Hempstead, New York) President Carter reported denying deal with Iran for hostages' release; details given. [CARTER - comments.] Change in Carter's previous rhetoric with regard to Iran's treatment of hostages noted coming during later campaign appearance. [CARTER - comments.] Mil. supplies ordered by Iran said ready for delivery upon release of hostages.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Indications of possible movement in hostage crisis noted include today's actions of deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who met once with United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim in effort to arrange meeting between Waldheim and Rajai; details given. [Secretary of State Edmund MUSKIE - denies deal between United States and Iran.] Mil. equipment at McGuire Air Force Base said ordered during Shah's reign and would be shipped when ban on such shipments is lifted; possibility of hostages' sudden release now costing Carter the elec. noted.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Sources close to President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr reported unaware of plans to release hostages; details given. Rajai's remarks prior to departure for New York City quoted; probability that Rajai will adhere to brief given him by Ayatollah Khomeini cited. Former prime minister Mehdi Bazargan and former foreign min. Ibrahim Yazdi recalled never recovering political credibility after meeting with national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski at Houari Boumedienne's funeral in Algeria in 1978.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Scali, John
Duration:
00:06:30

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