ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 26, 1980
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(Studio) Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted with regard to informal agreement with Shah; possibility of spy trial for some United States hostages in Iran said alluded to by Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Tehran, Iran) Beheshti's political power in Iran noted; films shown. [BEHESHTI - calls for trial of hostages if Shah not returned.] Alleged purpose of trial outlined; length of hostages' captivity to date and possible minimum time noted.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore
(Studio) For. minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh quoted with regard to trials. Shah said preparing for upcoming spleen surgery; Dr. Michael DeBakey reported en route to Cairo with full surgical team. Anti-Shah protest at Cairo University detailed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
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