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Iran #67494

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 14, 1980
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(Studio) Iranian parliamentary debate on United States hostages said to begin on Tuesday
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Specualtion with regard to Ayatollah Khomeini's latest statements with regard to hostages considered. [President CARTER - does not know if there is any reason to have new hopes for freeing of hostages.] [Courtesy "Issues and Answers" Senator Howard BAKER - says 4 conditions set by Khomeini are within reason.] Noted that Baker and Ronald Reagan assume Ayatollah wants to negotiate but Carter administration cannot make that assumption, because Khomeini's statement may be for its effect on Iranian relations with 3rd party countries.
REPORTER: David Ensor

(Studio) Khomeini's insistence that United States return money of Shah and free Iranian assets in United States considered.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) [November 14, 1979 Treasury Secretary G. William MILLER - announces freeze of Iranian assets.] $5 billion in claims by United States companies against Iranian assets noted. [File tape, Shah Mohammed Reza PAHLEVI - responds to questions with regard to his wealth.] Noted that Shah's wealth is all over world and cannot be returned merely by US.
REPORTER: Steve Shepard

Donaldson, Sam;
Ensor, David;
Shepard, Steve

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