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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.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien

(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

Reporter(s):
Cordtz, Dan;
O'Brien, Tim;
Robinson, Max
Duration:
00:03:40

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