CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 14, 1973
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(Studio) 15 American, European, and Japanese companies agree to buy Iranian crude oil at record prices.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Akwaz, Iran) Iran offered oil earlier at much lower price, but oil companies and Nixon administration refused to buy. [National Iranian Oil Company Dr. Reza FALLAH - insists Iran offered to sell oil to US.] Iran began selling oil to Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa after United States refused to buy. [FALLAH - thinks oil companies must shoulder some responsibility for United States energy crisis.]
REPORTER: John Sheahan
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