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ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 27, 1980
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(Studio) Militants reported turning hostages over to Iranian government US-Algerian officials said ending talks with regard to hostage return.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Hostage issue said seemingly bogged in legalisms. Algerians shown. Clarification of United States offers said to require time. Return of Shah's wealth and cancellation of United States claims against Iran said at issue. Sadegh Ghotbzadeh quoted on screen with regard to return of Shah's wealth. [State Department spokesperson John TRATTNER - can't confirm that Iran government now holds hostages; if so, says development significant.] Significance elaborated.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) More on situation said to be on "Nightline."
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reynolds, Frank

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