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Iranian Crisis #64408

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 07, 1980
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(Studio) New encouraging tone apparent in official dialogue with regard to hostage situation in Iran noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Possible insinuation of Carter administration cited. [Secretary of State Cyrus VANCE - says situation has somewhat changed.] [National security adviser Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI - comments.] [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - says admin. is holding economy sanctions in abeyance.] Message sent to Iran by admin. statements noted; State Department official quoted with regard to overall situation.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) (Temporary loss of audio.) Kuwaiti version' of meeting between President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr and Persian Gulf press outlined with regard to international inquiry into Shah Bani-Sadr's banning of terrorists holding hostages from radio and television without government permission announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tehran, Iran) Role played by 50 visiting Americans examined; films shown French lawyer, who met with Bani-Sadr, quoted with regard to favoring here of Waldheim plan; details given. Hostages' future captivity considered.
REPORTER: Jon Snow (Independent television News)

(Studio) Iranian foreign minister quoted with regard to use of force against terrorists.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim reported believing that Ayatollah Khomeini is supporting negotiations to free hostages; details given. Problems faced by Bani-Sadr, with help of foreign minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, outlined.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Special broadcast on Iran and Afghanistan announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank;
Scali, John;
Snow, Jon

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