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Iran / Hostage Crisis #63533

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 15, 1980
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(Studio) Continued captivity of United States hostages in Iran and President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr's rationalization of their delayed release reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Bani-Sadr's press conference examined; films shown. His remarks on US, hostages, frozen Iranian assets, Shah's private wealth discussed. [Voice of BANI-SADR - (thru interpreter) comments.] Latest Iranian position on hostage negotiations said expected shortly.
REPORTER: John Laurence

(DC) United States officials' response to Bani-Sadr's remarks outlined on screen, discussed; possibility that Bani-Sadr hasn't been told by Prime Min. Mohammed Ali Rajai what United States proposals are mentioned. General atmosphere of US-Iran negotiations noted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Hostage families reported returning to their respective homes after mtg. with State Department officials; father of hostage Kevin Hermening quoted. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Laurence, John;
Robinson, Max

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