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Iran Crisis / Kurds #65184

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 24, 1980
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(Studio) Fighting between government forces and Kurds reported continuing; towns of Sanandaj and Saqqez cited as example; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tehran, Iran) Iran's response to sanctions examined; interview with for. minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh noted. Ghotbzadeh's comments on threatened naval blockade of Persian Gulf outlined. Alleged agreement being reached between Iran and USSR discussed; rumor of impending release of some hostages, include Kevin Hermening whose parents are still here trying to win his freedom, reported denied.

(Studio) Ghotbzadeh said blaming United States for violence between Moslem fundamentalists and leftists; details given, films shown. Relatives of 4 hostages reported continuing their campaign to have European allies put more pressure on Iran; Mrs. Louisa Kennedy's meeting with Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher noted. Details given, films shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Atlantic Alliance's preparations for possible USSR invasion of west Europe noted; NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) film shown. Crises in Iran and Afghanistan said presenting alliance with different kind of test; details given. [Senator Jacob JAVITS - questions where United States's friends are.] Reluctance of w European leaders to blindly follow President Carter's lead noted. [Defense analyst Leslie GELB - says European response is justified; notes qualities of administration that disturb allies and Americans] Decision made at this wk.'s Common Mkt. meeting said reflecting allies' concern with regard to Carter; details given. [Belgian foreign minister Henri SIMONET - notes wavering in United States attitude.] William Hyland, State Department official under Henry Kissinger, noted criticizing allies. [HYLAND - comments.] Europeans noted wanting to head off mining of Iran's harbors; details given. Preventing USSR from exploiting current differences between United States and its allies said of greater impt. than Afghanistan or Iran.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Expulsion of Iranian diplomats 2 weeks ago recalled; one, Abol Biabani, said granted political asylum and has returned to United States after brief stay in London. Details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Dyk, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank

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