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Iran Crisis / Shah #64683

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 24, 1980
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(Studio) Shah of Iran's move from Panama to Egypt and possible ramifications for hostage crisis reported; United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Cairo, Egypt) Shah's return to Egypt featured; films shown. Shah's rel. with President Anwar Sadat noted [SHAH and SADAT - comment.] Details of preparations for Shah's surgery given; security precautions noted. Egyptian authorities said silent on possible repercussions of affair on United States-Iran relationship and fate of American hostages in Tehran.
REPORTER: Doreen Kays

(Studio) Iran's reaction to Shah's latest move considered; mass demonstration at embassy tomorrow said called for. President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr quoted in French newspaper with regard to situation.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tehran, Iran) Reaction to Shah's move by terrorists and foreign minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh outlined; films shown. Possible negotiation contact point said provided by United States charge d'affaires Bruce Laingen and other United States diplomats imprisoned in Iranian foreign ministry; details given.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

(Studio) Iran's revolutionary prosecutor, Ayatollah Sadegh Khalkhali, quoted during Rome stopover with regard to spy trials for some hostages; films shown. His comments on Sadat and Shah noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) White House reaction to Shah's move quoted in part on screen. Admin. said feeling it has no further commitment to Shah. Details given.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Shah's Panama experience recalled; films shown. General Omar Torrijos Herrera mentioned; Dr. Benjamin Kean and Dr. Michael DeBakey's alleged angering of Panamanians over their assessment of that nation's medical facilities outlined on screen. White House chief of staff Hamilton Jordan's and cnsl. Lloyd Cutler's efforts to deal with dispute in Panama noted. Shah's departure said due to concern over extradition proceedings underway; details given.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Attorney for Iranian government reported presenting formal chgs. against Shah in Panama; details given, films shown. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Blakemore, Bill;
Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Kays, Doreen;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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