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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 23, 1978
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(Studio) Iranian police movement into Abadan to quell violence begun during services mourning deaths of those killed in Saturday movie theater fire, set by Muslim extremists, reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Tehran, Iran) Report on recent escalation in violence in Iran, aimed primarily at cinemas, nightclubs and fashionable restaurants. Govt. statements about violence, in connection with Shah's plans to liberalize regime, and response to this of moderate opposition to Shah outlined. Beliefs of civil rights attorney Matin Daftari about government plans and violence in Tehran stated. [DAFTARI - believes violence has been used as excuse for government to tighten restrictions, despite its claims of liberalization.] American embassy warnings to Americans in Iran about conduct during Muslim holy month of Ramadan listed.
REPORTER: Bob Simon

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:02:50

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