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Parliamentary leader says Iran will free hostages

By WITH ANALYSIS FROM MONITOR CORRESPONDENTS AROUND THE WORLD, EDITED BY RANDY SHIPP / November 20, 1980



Tehran, Iran

The speaker of Iran's parliament said Wednesday night the United States had agreed in principle to his country's conditions for freeing the 52 American hostages and said Iran would release them. But the Majlis (parliament) speaker, Hojatolislam Hashemi Rafsanjani, said there were still difficulties over how Iran's conditions would be met.

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