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Iran Crisis #65566

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 19, 1980
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(Studio) Iran foreign minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh's remarks with regard to European sanctions against Iran reported; new Iranian parliament said meeting earlier than expected. Denial by Iran and ABC's French sources of alleged plan for hostages release noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Secretary of State Edmund Muskie, attending reception for his replacement George Mitchell, reported denying existence of plan. [MUSKIE - comments.] United States, allies and various intermediaries said engaged in development of compromise formula; details given. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - says administration is pleased with allied action with regard to sanctions against Iran.] Muskie's feelings towards news media's involvement in Iranian negotiations mentioned.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Supreme Court reported upholding President Carter's order for check of Iranian student visas; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank

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