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Iran Hostage Crisis #68031

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 19, 1981
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(Studio) Continued delay in hostages' release noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Iranian negotiator Behzad Nabavi's statement on hostages' release discussed; apparent status of financial aspect of settlement examined. Iranian bank governor Ali Reza Nobari quoted; his stance with regard to deal mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Senior White House official quoted with regard to situation; President Carter reported abandoning plan to greet hostages in West Germany prior to participating in Ronald Reagan's inauguration.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details of agreement with regard to escrow account in Algeria outlined on screen, discussed; White House photograph of Carter signing agreement shown. Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted; Reagan said asking Carter to represent United States no matter when hostages are freed. General atmosphere here noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher's signing of agreement and Carter's pre-dawn announcement noted; films shown. [CARTER - announces agreement.] Status of situation and details of agreement outlined on screen, discussed; legal question with regard to extent of Carter's authority under the Constitution noted. [Secretary of State Edmund MUSKIE - comments.] Problems still remaining mentioned.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast.

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank

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