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ernor C.W. McMahon and Chief
hier David Somerset and said they
t to Algiers "at the invitation of the
erican and Algerian authorities to
to play a constructive part in the
resident-elect Ronald Reagan in-
ted yesterday he has no objections
rms of an agreement reported near
itensive negotiations for release of
American hostages in Iran.
agan said that as he understood the'
ils of the possible agreement, '"I
Ight that they made sense ... I con-
te to be optimistic."
EAGAN SAID last week he expec-
he could go along with any
eement negotiated by the outgoing
ter administration, but added that
lid not want to give a "blank check"
would reserve judgment. He said at
time he would feel free to review the
otiations and possibly take a dif-
nt tack if the hostages were not free
n he took office.
Seagan, 45 minutes late to his next
eting, with economic advisers, told
orters "we are being kept up
minute-to-minute" on the developmen-
U.S. officials tempered their op-
"There's more than a conceivable
chance that this can all fail,"
spokesman John Trattner said at a
midday briefing. He emphasized there
was no agreement yet, even in prin-
TRATTNER SAID that even if an un-
derstanding is reached for Iran to
recover the assets frozen by Carter on
Nov. 14, 1979-18 days after the seizure
of the hostages-other unresolved
issues stood in the way of a final set-
"If an agreement was reached-but
that's a big if-it is conceivable the
hostages could be out of Iran before the
inauguration," Trattner said.
Iran's chief negotiator, Behzad
Nabavi, said in Tehran that an
agreement had been reached and "the
methods of implementing the transfer
of our frozen assets" had been presen-
ted to his government.
"We do consider the Iranian response
to be positive and we have already
begun to take some actions which would
facilitate an agreement if and when the
hostages are released," Powell said at
a late afternoon news briefing.
"It is certainly everyone's hope that
there will be that agreement but it is not
a certainty and there is no way to know
until we hear from them," Powell said.
"I'm not playing with words with you
when I say we don't have an agreement
with them. We do not."
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