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Agnew Trip / Turkey / Iran #12819

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 11, 1971
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(Studio) Few hrs. before Vice President Spiro T. Agnew due, bomb wrecks car of American representative in Istanbul, Turkey; bomb thrown at American consulate. Vice President on 13 day trip; to represent Nixon Wednesday at Iran's 2,500th anniversary.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Tehran, Iran) City's renovation shown. Press controlled. Elections rigged and only Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi rules country Disease, illiteracy and poverty still exist. Anniversary criticized for $100 million cost. Guerrillas may disrupt gala affair. Villagers feel Mao revolutionaries financed by Iraq. Peasants left out of festivities.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Reporter(s):
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:02:20

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