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Iran #259887

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 01, 1979
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(Studio) Shah of Iran's meeting with reporters to deny plans to leave Iran at present noted. Contd. street violence in country reported Clashes between demonstrators and government troops in Meshed stated. Conditions at airports for Americans trying to flee Iran described; success of some in reaching Athens, Greece, cited. Film shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Details about Shah's photograph session with reporters given. [SHAH - greets reporters; reminds them of provisions for session - no questions, no statements.] Appearance of Empress of Iran to be incld. in photos noted. [SHAH - would like to leave country soon for vacation, if situation permits.] Photo session with Shah's 2 youngest children at home of empress' mother detailed; Shah's mother reported to be in US. [Iranian ambassador to United States Ardeshir ZAHEDI - says Shah has no intention of giving up throne.] Shahpour Bakhtiar's appeal on national radio to Iranian public for support in attempts to form new government outlined. File film shown.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) USSR Communist party newspaper "Pravda's" chgs. with regard to United States ship mvts. toward Persian Gulf reported Effects of continued oil strike in Iran's economy stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Econ. effects of oil strike on Iran detailed. Crippling of main financial insts., Central Bank and Min. of Finance, mentioned.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

Cronkite, Walter;
Daniels, Randy;
Quint, Bert

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