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Iran / Political Unrest / Former Official's Defection #255471

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 13, 1978
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(Studio) Defection of former press spokesperson for Shah of Iran and his chgs. against Shah's government reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(London, England) Defector Sia Zand's claims about atrocities approved by Shah of Iran and Shah's refusal to acknowledge corruption in royal family outlined. [ZAND - discusses claims that West govts. have plan to step in should Shah be overthrown. Says there's contingency plan by CIA, involving Iranian military officers trained in US. Reports Iranian government bribery of British and United States journalists to write articles favorable to Iran. Says Iranian ambassador to US, Ardeshir Zahedi, is close to Shah; wouldn't doubt that ambassador was involved in journalists' bribes.] Zand's promise to name American journalists later stated.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

(Studio) Reaction of Iranian embassy in London and of Zahedi to Zand's statements given. Update on situation in Iran reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Tehran, Iran) Details given about limited success of government attempts to stop strikes in country and continued calls for workers to stay off jobs by anti-Shah factions.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

Reporter(s):
McNamara, Bob;
Mudd, Roger;
Tunnell, Doug
Duration:
00:04:40

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