ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 17, 1989
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Profile of Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini given; scenes shown. [Middle East expert George JOFFE - talks about Khomeini.] Moslem rage against Salman Rushdie's book "The Satanic Verses" reported; Khomeini noted setting bounty on Rushdie's head; scenes shown of protests in Iran, Pakistan and Great Britain. [George Mason Univ. professor Shaul BAKHASH - discusses radicals in still-volatile Iran.] Impact of Iranian radical Moslems on Lebanon and Afghanistan noted; Iran-Iraq war mentioned. [Brookings Institution Judith KIPPER - discusses search for options within Iran.] Position of moderate leader Hashemi Rafsanjani noted. [KIPPER - says there is conflict between moderates and radicals.] Exiled former Iranian leader Abolhassan Bani-Sadr's comments on Khomeini detailed. [BANI-SADR -(thru translator) says Khomeini realizes his power is no longer solid.] [KIPPER - talks about Khomeini and what happens when he leaves scene.]
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