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Iranian Crisis #64020

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 13, 1980
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(Studio) Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr reported saying that Ayatollah Khomeini has agreed to plan for release of hostages; United States said allegedly also agreeing with plan.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(DC) United States and Iranian authorities reported agreeing in principle to formula of hostages' release; details outlined on screen with regard to international inquiry into Shah's reign United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim reported working on plan for weeks, ironing out details between United States and Iranian representatives in Paris; lack of White House comment noted. Pole advantage for President Carter if hostages freed prior to New Hampshire primary mentioned; Carter's news conference tonight announced.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Specifics of President's news conference given.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Bani-Sadr quoted on French radio; foreign minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh quoted in Athens with regard to release of hostages, United Nations commission, PLO. Apparent change in attitude of revolutionary council member Mohammad Beheshti considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tehran, Iran) Remarks made by Beheshti at weekly news conference outlined; Bani-Sadr's comments on hostage situation noted. Possible implications of physical changes at embassy considered; terrorists there said reiterating demand for Shah's return. Authorities said united in wanting public declaration of guilt by United States in Iran.
REPORTER: Jon Snow (Independent television News)

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Donaldson, Sam;
Jarriel, Tom;
Jennings, Peter;
Robinson, Max;
Snow, Jon

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