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Hostages #68095

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 23, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) Clash between United States and USSR over Soviet allegations that CIA had brainwashed former hostages into making accusations against Iran reported; details given. [State Department spokesperson William DYESS - comments on USSR prison practices.] Senator Howard Baker, after meeting with Reagan, said implying US will meet terms of agreement for hostages' release. [BAKER - comments.]
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Part of US-Iran agreement noted calling for United States to help identify and trace Shah's assets here; details given. Impact of situation on Shah's family's plans for United States education for their children detailed; cases cited. Empress noted also concerned over revelation of personal loans her husband made to Iranians; details given. Former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's promise to Empress with regard to children's education in United States recalled.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Studio) Acct. of secret negotiations leading to hostages' release on last night's "20/20" and "Nightline" recalled accusing United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim of botching negotiations that could have resulted in earlier release of captives; Waldheim's response today examined. [WALDHEIM - comments.] Secretary General noted declining offer to respond in live broadcast following last night's reports Jimmy Carter's response to reports and allegations involving Waldheim reported; Carter mentioned calling reporter Pierre Salinger.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Koppel, Ted;
Walters, Barbara

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