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Shah of Iran #64674

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 23, 1980
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(Studio) Report from Pierre Salinger that Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr was on telephone with Panamanian President Omar Torrijos trying to prevent the Shah's departure given. Stated that Iran does not believe United States is responsible for Shah's decision to depart, but that both Iranian government and militants think Shah's moving to Egypt will prolong hostage crisis.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(No location given) [For. minister Sadegh GHOTBZADEH - says Shah's moving will delay solution to hostage crisis and maintains that Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is giving the Shah asylum in order to get his money.]
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

(Studio) Rptd. that Ghotbzadeh considers Shah's departure for health reasons a ploy to prevent extradition.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Blakemore, Bill;
Donaldson, Sam

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