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Iran / Hostage Crisis #63814

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 30, 1980
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(Studio) United States reported giving Algerian diplomats re formulation of United States proposals for ending Iran hostages crisis.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Latest United States reply, being carried to Tehran by Algerian diplomats, outlined. [Deputy Secretary of State Warren CHRISTOPHER - comments.] Specifics of new United States plan discussed; problems arising with current situation listed on screen. Ronald Reagan's commitment to honor any agreement arrived at by Carter administration recalled.
REPORTER: Jack Smith

(Studio) Iranian diplomat Behzad Nabavi's response to United States opposition to Iranian demands quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Nabavi's press conference examined; his remarks quoted on screen, discussed. Apparent change in attitude of parliament speaker Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani reported, quoted on screen.

(Studio) Implications of Nabavi's remarks with regard to Iran's financial problems discussed; war with Iraq mentioned. Alleged response of Iranians to Ronald Reagan noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Los Angeles, California) Defense of Reagan's remarks about Iranian terrorists by Edwin Meese and Defense Secretary-designate Caspar Weinberger examined. [WEINBERGER and MEESE - comment.] [REAGAN - comments.] Possible motive for Reagan's comments considered; President Carter mentioned.
REPORTER: Steve Shepard (Studio) Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted with regard to Carter's reaction to Iran hostage crisis. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
Reynolds, Frank;
Shepard, Steve;
Smith, Jack

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