ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 10, 1980
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(Studio) Continued captivity of American hostages in Tehran noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Hope that hostages would be taken out of hands of terrorists and turned over to revolutionary council said abruptly changed today when Ayatollah Khomeini intervened in dispute between Iranian government officials and terrorists; details given.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(Tehran, Iran) Steps ordered by Khomeini, whereby United Nations commission, could meet with hostages, outlined on screen. [For. minister Sadegh GHOTBZADEH - discusses condition for hostages' release.] Implications of internal conflict in Iranian government cited; terrorists said agreeing to Khomeini's orders.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore
(DC) White House briefing of congress leaders with regard to Iran crisis examined; films shown. [Senators Jacob JAVITS, Claihorne PELL, Howard BAKER - comment.] White House official quoted; Carter said continuing present policy.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Studio) Special broadcast on Iran and Afghanistan tonight announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson