ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 12, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(No location given: Barbara Walters) Ayatollah Khomeini's possible successors, now being considered amidst rumors of his failing health, examined; details given, scenes shown. Pol. impact of his decline cited. Hashemi Rafsanjani, Ayatollah Montazeri and Ahmad Khomeini and impact of US arms sales to Iran on their succession chances discussed. Internal concern that USSR will exploit current power vacuum and/or that civil war will follow Khomeini's death noted.
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