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Iran / Hostages / Iran-Iraq War #62828

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 26, 1980
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(Studio) Carter administration said sticking to story that no hard evidence shows hostages are about to be released.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) State Department said having no direct or indirect contact with Iran. [Courtesy CBS "Face The Nation" Vice President Walter MONDALE - worries about exaggerated expectations with regard to hostages.] [Courtesy ABC "Issues and Answers" UN Secretary General Kurt WALDHEIM - says no military deal has been made with regard to military supplies and hostages.] United States requirement that all hostages be freed noted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Vice President Mondale said reiterating that United States will make no deal with Iran with regard to spare parts until all hostages are freed. Report that Israel had been supplying spare parts said termed unfounded by Israeli spokesperson
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(NYC) Relatives of hostages Donald Cooke, Michael Moeller, Paul Needham Junior and Kathryn Koob interviewed. [Doris MOELLER, Paul NEEDHAM, Dr. Ernest COOKE and Koob's sister Mary Jane ENQUIST - comment with regard to hopes of hostages being freed.]
REPORTER: Richard Anderson (KETV newstape)

(Studio) Iranian casualty figures resulting from Iraqi missile attack on Dizful, Iran, reported Release of pictures by Iraqi government purported to show fall of Iranian port city of Khorramshahr announced.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Baghdad, Iraq) Iran's claims that it still holds portions of city noted. Iraqi television film of soldiers taking Khorramshahr shown. Common Mkt. countries said expected to resume trade with Iran when American hostages are freed.
REPORTER: Mark Coogan

Anderson, Richard;
Coogan, Mark;
Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie

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