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Iran Crisis #64047

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 14, 1980
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(Studio) Implications of change in status of United States hostages in Iran reported coming from UN, Ireland and Iran.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(New York City) United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim said working on final details of UN commission of inquiry into charges against former Shah; details given. Nations apparently already agreeing to sit on commission listed on screen; former prime minister of Ireland and Nobel Peace Prize winner Sean MacBride's role as intermediary in crisis outlined. [MacBRIDE - discusses situation.] Optimism at United Nations noted.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(DC) White House reaction to hopeful reports examined; Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted on screen. Timing of hostages' release thought still unresolved.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Foreign minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh quoted with regard to commission; films shown. President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr's criticism of President Carter's news conference yesterday noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tehran, Iran) Bani-Sadr quoted in Italian television interview; film shown. Details outlined on screen; Bani-Sadr's comments on Carter quoted; possible impact of Ayatollah Khomeini's continued stay in hospital on speed of talks considered.
REPORTER: Jon Snow (Independent television News)

(Studio) Carter administration officials reported discussing fate of Americans once they leave Iran.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(DC) Release of 1st 13 hostages said giving information with regard to post-release care; details given.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Special broadcast on Iran and Afghanistan and upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Cioffi, Lou;
Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jarriel, Tom;
Jennings, Peter;
Robinson, Max;
Snow, Jon

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