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Satanic Verses / Iran / Reaction #120641

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 19, 1989
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(London, England: Hal Walker) Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini reported repeating his call for death of Salman Rushdie, author of "The Satanic Verses"; details given of reversal of earlier possible reprieve after Rushdie's apology. [On "Meet the Press", Secretary of State James BAKER - says this is not civilized kind of behavior.] ["Middle E. Econ. Digest" Vahe PETROSSIAN - explains how Rushdie affair could have serious consequences for Iran's future.] Tomorrow's meeting in Brussels, Belgium, of European leaders to discuss international dispute coming out of issue mentioned.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Backlash against Khomeini's assassination order noted; details given of responses from British publisher Robert Maxwell and "Chicago Tribune" editorial.

Donaldson, Sam;
Walker, Hal

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