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London / Iran Embassy Takeover / US-Iran Crisis #65580

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 02, 1980
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(Studio) Lack of progress in negotiations by British with Arab Iranian terrorists holding Iran's London embassy and hostages reported; details given, films shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Concessions to terrorists noted include reassurance from exec. of BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) that grievances are being intlly. aired; head of West Germany's anti-terrorist squad, GSG-9, noted consulting with London police. [Scotland Yard spokesperson John DELLOW - comments on terrorist's demands.] Question of exchanging United States hostages in Tehran for hostages here said not arising during negotiations.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

(Tehran, Iran) Iran's foreign minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh's reiteration of government response to London occupation noted. [GHOTBZADEH - says Iran doesn't concede to blackmail by iraqis.] Jerusalem's Pro-PLO Greek archbishop Hilarion Capucci reported, stating that bodies of United States servicemen killed in unsuccessful rescue mission will probably be returned via Switzerland this wkend., details given. Ayatollah Khomeini's public appearance and warning by terrorists at United States embassy with regard to impact of London siege on hostage crisis here noted. Films shown.

(Studio) British newsman released by terrorists at London embassy yesterday reported giving police useful info.; dispersal of Pro-Khomeini demonstrators after message from President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr noted; details given, films shown. Criticism of pro-Khomeini group by opposition here outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Dobbs, Greg;
Dyk, Bob;
Jennings, Peter

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