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Iran Crisis #67553

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 17, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) United States said promising cooperation in arranging for Iran to present complaints to international tribunal if move will speed release of hostages; details of State Department message to Iran, apparently sent in response to recent letter to Iran by families of hostages, given. Hostage families' letter quoted on screen; President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr and Ayatollah Khomeini discussed.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Bani-Sadr's restatement of conditions for release negotiations noted; president said recing. United States message through Swiss embassy.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Bern, Switzerland) Iran-US discussions, via Swiss, examined; Swiss ambassador in Tehran, Erik Lang, mentioned, photograph shown.
REPORTER: Scott Schuster

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Scali, John;
Schuster, Scott

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