Nation: Mixed Signals from Iran

And it is hard to keep the hostages off the hustings

Deep in the heart of Texas, President Carter last week again raised, as he had on the morn of the Wisconsin and Kansas primaries, false hopes about a largely latent campaign issue: the fate of the hostages in Iran. The Iranians and their new government, said Carter in Corpus Christi, "are making statements that might very well lead to a resolution of this problem in the future."

But that very day, the optimistic tone of the President's remarks was contradicted by Secretary of State...

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