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Iranian Crisis #63950

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 01, 1980
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(Studio) Speculation that escape of the 6 Americans might delay release of hostages noted; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) United States officials said rejecting idea that escape of 6 might jeopardize hostages' release; possibility of movement towards that end considered [Canadian Prime Min. Joe CLARK - says there's a better prospect of hostage situation being solved.] Iranian charge d'affaires in Canada said also reinforcing possibility; role of president election Abolhassan Bani-Sadr noted. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - comments.] Necessity for Ayatollah Khomeini to give final word mentioned.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Tehran, Iran) Update on hostage situation given; films shown. Today noted 1st anniversary of Khomeini's return from exile; Khomeini's successful toppling of Shah and his return to Tehran recalled; film shown. Task faced by Bani-Sadr considered; hostage situation discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Special broadcast on Iran and Afghanistan tonight announced.

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank

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