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Iran / Hostage Crisis / War #62793

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 23, 1980
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(Studio) Implications of possible movement in Iran hostage crisis discussed; Press Secretary Jody Powell's remarks outlined.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(London, England) Iranian parliament said possibly setting forth conditions for hostages' release Sunday; Ayatollah Khomeini's reiteration of his position on situation noted. French television film shown; parliament member Mousavi Khoeiny quoted. Parliament speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani's statements outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) State Department officials said allegedly dispatched to Wiesbaden, West Germany, in event hostages are freed soon; response to questions by State Department spokesperson John Trattner noted. Events leading to current atmosphere outlined on screen; war with Iraq, Secretary of State Edmund Muskie, Prime Min. Mohammed Ali Rajai, President Carter include in report Iranian conditions for release listed on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) United States said confirming arrest of naturalized American citizen who was born in Iran; details given. Arrest in May of journalist Cynthia Dwyer for allegedly spying for CIA recalled; total number of Americans held captive in Iran at present noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Chicago, Illinois) United States said calling for emergency meeting of United Nations Sec. Council in effort to end Iran-Iraq war.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(NYC) United States ambassador Don. McHenry's address noted containing message to Iran with regard to United States hostages. [McHENRY - addresses Sec. Council] Norway said working on resolution for possible consideration next week; details given.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Cioffi, Lou;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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