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Iran / Hostage Crisis #63324

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 03, 1980
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(Studio) Concern over outcome of hostage crisis of United States corps. who lost property when Ayatollah Khomeini took control in Iran noted; Iranian demand for lifting of freeze and all financial claims on Iran recalled.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(NYC) United States firms left with unpaid claims by Iran shown on screen; their situations discussed. Cases of Sedco, Brown and Root, outlined on screen as example Sedco example quoted on screen; General Telephone and Electronics' lawsuit discussed.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz

(DC) Legal precedent for United States possibly compensating United States companies for their losses considered in light of government's action over swine flu vaccine issue several years ago; details given. Problems faced in civil suits against Iran, United States returning Shah's wealth and possibility that courts fail to award Iran all that it demands discussed.

(Studio) Carter administration said hoping to avoid delivering military equipment and supplies purchased by Iran and embargoed by United States after hostages' seizure; details given, films shown.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Cordtz, Dan;
O'Brien, Tim;
Robinson, Max

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