ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 16, 1980
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(Studio) Debate of United States hostages by Iranian parliament reported delayed; details given. President Carter's optimism about situation yesterday recalled in light of his remarks today. [CARTER - comments.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Motion in parliament not to deal with hostage issue at all due to US's alleged support for Iraq said defeated.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(London, England) Iran reported estbling. parliamentary committee to review arguments for and against hostages' release include demand of speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani; details given, films shown. President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr's position recalled.
REPORTER: Bob Dyk
(DC) Secretary of State Edmund Muskie's response to conflicting statements from Tehran noted. [MUSKIE - comments.] Exs. of contradictions with which US policy makers have had to deal since last November discussed; include in report are statements given in chronological order by Bani-Sadr, Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, Ayatollah Khalkhali, United Nations ambassador Mansour Farhang, Ayatollah Khomeini, Rafsanjani. Futility of basing expectations on statements coming from Iran and US's share of conflicting positions noted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
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