ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 28, 1980
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(s) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Cairo, Egypt) President Anwar Sadat noted giving Shah state funeral; Shah's life since leaving Iran noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Cairo, Egypt) Richard Nixon's arrival for funeral and his criticism of Carter administration's policy toward's Shah reported; films shown. [NIXON - criticizes treatment of Shah after he left Iran.] Sadat, issuing no formal invitations to other heads of state, said only current leader attending funeral; Greece's former king Constantine mentioned. Followers of Ayatollah Khomeini said allegedly planning to disrupt tomorrow's funeral; details given. Sadat noted offering to house and guard Shah's family in Kuba palace indefinitely; United States said representative at funeral by its ambassador to Egypt in effort not to anger Iranian terrorists holding Americans hostage.
REPORTER: Bob Dyk
(Cairo, Egypt) Shah reported buried in al-Rifaie Mosque where his father was buried after being deposed and dying in exile; details given, films shown. Terrorists holding United States hostages said celebrating Shah's death and continuing to insist that his death and hostages' release are not related.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(London, England) Contradictory and confusing statements in Iran about hostages now that Shah is dead examined; President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, speaker of new parliament Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, terrorists quoted. [TERRORIST - comments; words transcribed on screen.] Terrorists' demands for release of hostages outlined on screen; probable impossibility of mtg. their demand for Shah's wealth noted. Swiss government said dividing Shah's wealth with any relatives indicated in will.
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger
(DC) United States reaction to Shah's death and hostage crisis examined. [State Department spokesperson John TRATTNER - comments.]
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
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