P206 CEEFAX 206 Wed 27 Jan 21:05/10         Iran has said it could try to help secure thf release of British hostages $frry Waite and John McCarthy. Iranian charge d'affaires Mr Akhunzadeh Basti said in London Iran could "use its infludncf" if the Archbishop of Canterbury tried to help Iranian hostages in Lebanon, a news agency said Mr Basti said the speaker of the IrafHan parliament wrote to Dr Runcie some months ago but hf had not repliedN A Lambeth Palace spokeswoman said the Archbishop had offered to make contact with the Iranian hostages a year agoN News index 1027202 Newsreel 119/219
P206 CEEFAX 206 Wed 27 Jan 21:00/11         Iran has said it could try to help secure thf release of British hostages $frry Waite and John McCarthy. Iranian charge d'affaires Mr Akhunzadeh Basti said in London Iran could "use its influence" if the Archbishop of Canterbury tried to help Iranian hostages in Lebanon, a news agency said Mr Basti said the speaker of the IranHan parliament wrote to Dr Runcie some months ago but hf had not rfplied. A Lambeth Palace spokeswoman said the Archbishop had offered to make contact with the Iranian hostages a year agoN