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Iranian Crisis #64162

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 20, 1980
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(Studio) United Nations commission of inquiry reported formally announced and accepted by United States and Iran; unexpected and inadequately explained departure of commission for Tehran noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(New York City) [UN Secretary General Kurt WALDHEIM - announces establishment of commission] Cmsn.'s actual effectiveness, once in Iran, considered; communication from President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr to Waldheim outlined on screen. Secretary General concern with regard to message noted.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(DC) President Carter's acceptance of commission said apparent retreat from his previous policy with regard to hostages' release; details given. White House statement outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Bani-Sadr and foreign minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh noted continuing to state that more than commission is required for hostages' release.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tehran, Iran) Bani-Sadr's demand that United States give admission of guilt and Ghotbzadeh's statement that Shah should first be extradited noted; both men reported saying that commission isn't linked with hostages United Nations sources said claiming commission is part of secret package; possible implications re: Bani-Sadr and revolutionary council considered. [GHOTBZADEH - comments.] Questions remaining with regard to delay in arrival of commission outlined.
REPORTER: Derek Taylor (Independent television News)

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Geneva, Switzerland) Commission member Mohammed Bedjaoui quoted with regard to commission's delayed departure; films shown. Mbrs. said prepared for possibility of some delay; Ghotbzadeh's remarks yesterday with regard to expected arrival time in Tehran of commission recalled.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

Reporter(s):
Blakemore, Bill;
Cioffi, Lou;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Taylor, Derek
Duration:
00:05:40

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