ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 30, 1972
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(Studio) Iran holds delicate position in Z.-W. power politics.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Iran) Iran is nation preoccupied with security. Armed forces closely aligned with West. Air Force is American equipped and trained. Shah wants Iran to be strongest military power in Mideast. Iran is 1 of world's 3 largest oil producers. Freedom of navigation for oil tankers in Persian Gulf is of vital concern to West - and Russia's presence grows. Thus, Iranian Navy has grown to counter Russian build-up in Iraq.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
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