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Iranian Crisis #64433

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 08, 1980
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(Studio) President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr reported recing. pledge of support from Iranian air force today; possible relationship to hostage situation noted. State Department's efforts to influence Iran's attitude towards USSR outlined.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Alleged USSR activity along Iran's north border examined; map shown., details given. United States said continuing to be encouraged by Bani-Sadr's efforts with regard to hostage crisis. [UN Secretary General Kurt WALDHEIM - comments on Bani-Sadr's heading of revolutionary cncl.] Official statement noted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Tehran, Iran) Ayatollah Khomeini's confirmation of Bani-Sadr as chairperson of revolutionary council featured; films shown. Possible implications of Khomeini's support of Bani-Sadr, following his recent attack on terrorists holding embassy and hostages, considered.
REPORTER: Jon Snow (Independent television News)

(Studio) Hostages reported visited today by former Greek Catholic archbishop of Jerusalem; his prison term in Israel for gun smuggling to Palestinian terrorists recalled. Films shown. Archbishop quoted. Special broadcast on Iran and Afghanistan announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reynolds, Frank;
Snow, Jon

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