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Iran / Hostage Crisis #62761

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 21, 1980
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(Studio) Continued captivity of United States hostages noted; remarks of Prime Min. Mohammed Ali Rajai after meeting with Ayatollah Khomeini, Tehran state radio, President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Probable terms for hostages' release listed on screen, discussed; spokesperson for speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani quoted.

(Studio) Iranians noted repeatedly told that United States is supporting Iraq in current war.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Rajai reported meeting with Katherine Keough, wife of hostage and president of hostage family organization; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Rajai-Keough meeting examined; films shown. Details of meeting outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Saint Louis, Missouri) Secretary of State Edmund Muskie said denying that negotiations are underway with Iran. [MUSKIE - comments.] Uncertainty of hostages' location noted. [MUSKIE - comments on Rajai, Rafsanjani.] Possible role of war with Iraq in hostages' eventual release considered.
REPORTER: Jack Smith

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Dyk, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Smith, Jack

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