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United States / Iranian Demonstrations / Hostage Crisis #67337

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 04, 1980
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(Studio) 46 of Iranian protesters arrested 9 days ago during DC demonstrations said revealing their identities in effort to avoid deportation; details given.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Otisville, New York) Most of the Iranians facing deportation said being held at Otisville federal prison in New York. [Warden J. Michael QUINLAN - comments.] Group's hunger strike noted causing some medical problems; details given. Examinations by both Iranian and American physicians said indicating no serious med. problems. Problem faced by United States officials due to fact that Iranians are allowed due process cited.
REPORTER: Richard Anderson Artist: Aggie Whelan

(DC) Allegedly dangerous situation created for United States hostages in Tehran from arrest of Iranian demonstrators discussed; those arrested noted subject to US Immigration and Naturalization Services regulations. Details outlined on screen. [State Department spokesperson John TRATTNER - comments.] United States government concern over impact of this incident on hostages said behind dropping of all chgs.; representative of Algerian embassy, which representatives Iran here, said given permission to visit Otisville prison.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Iran's description of roundup of Khomeini supporters quoted; Iranian parliament noted retaliating by postponing discussion of hostage crisis. President Anolhassan Bani-Sadr said calling on Iranians detained in United States to resist deportation.

Anderson, Richard;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Dyk, Bob;
Robinson, Max

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