Title:ALGERIA/IRAN: AS ALGERIAN DOCTORS ARRIVE IN TEHERAN DIPLOMATIC NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE IN ALGIERS FOR RELEASE OF AMERICAN HOSTAGES
Date:17th January 1981
Summary:ALGIERS, ALGERIA/TEHERAN, IRAN
Doctors checking in at Teheran Hilton Hotel.
Story Text: ALGIERS, ALGERIA/TEHERAN, IRAN
A team of Algerian doctors arrived in Teheran to check the health of Iran's 52 American hostages. The doctors were taken immediately to the Teheran Hilton. They have not yet seen the hostages, whose release appears imminent.
Meanwhile in Algiers, frantic diplomatic activities continue. The Iranian news agency Pars reported that agreement between the U.S. and Iran over the hostage release had been reached, but deputy secretary of state Warren Christopher says he has not yet received an official answer from Teheran about the U.S.'a latest proposals. Observers believe, however, that official confirmation of an agreement is just around the corner. This would then pave the way for the 52 hostages to be released.
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