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Agnew Trip / Turkey / Iran / Anniversary #213228

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 11, 1971
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(Studio) 2 bombs shake American consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, as Vice President Spiro T. Agnew arrives in city. No connection between 2 events. Next stop is Iran. Agnew and others will head for ancient remains at Persepolis, Iran, to celebrate 2,500th anniversary of Persian Empire. Iran's ruler claims he's firmly in control.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Teheran, Iran) Lights strung up in city for celebration. Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi built $5 million monument for himself. [PAHLAVI - says Iran will have important military establishment in 5 years, plus good economy]
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(Persepolis, Iran) Ruins shown where world leaders to attend celebration. Tent city built for leaders to stay in. 3 day party to cost $10 million. Entire celebration to cost $100 million. Iranians not invited to celebration.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Bill

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