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CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 11, 1978
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(Studio) Martial law in Tehran and other Iranian cities in wake of violence of last several days reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Iran's Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi's grant of equal rights to women in country 15 years ago noted. Unacceptability of this to some in nation as sign of modernity that is moving into country so long isolated from rest of world stated. Problems in Iran due to opposition to Shah's mvt. toward modernization outlined. Films shown. Incidents in Qum, south of Tehran, and in Abadan mentioned. Statements of Shiite community head Ayatullah Sherietmadari with regard to situation given. Use of this type of unrest by Marxists and others to fight against rule of kings and dynasties noted. Shah's efforts to have more democrat form of government, under United States influence, reported [SHAH - admits to holding political prisoners, but says many of these are terrorists. Says there are less and less political prisoners.] Present situation in Iran described; outlook for Shah cited.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert

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