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Iran #259989

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 15, 1979
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(Studio) Shah of Iran's plans to leave Iran noted. Trip reported being called holiday; speculation it will mean permanent exile for royal family stated. Shah's plans to stop in Aswan, Egypt, for meeting with President Anwar Sadat, then possibly in West Europe before probably coming to US mentioned. Departure from Tehran for United States of other royal family mbrs. cited. Iranian senate's degree of support voted for Shahpour Bakhtiar's government noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Details about Iranian senate vote given. Reporters' questions to Bakhtiar about Ayatollah Khomeini's statements in France that he'll form provisional government and won't acknowledge Bakhtiar's. [BAKHTIAR - responds.] Bakhtiar's comparison of Khomeini's likely role to that of Mahatma Gandhi after India's independence stated. Examination made of outlook for relations between Bakhtiar government and Khomeini.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) Death of American busman. and former Air Force Colonel Martin Berkowitz at home in Kerman, Iran, reported; local newspaper's speculation that death was due to Berkowitz' being Jewish noted. Peaceful rally in Tehran mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Details given of peaceful demonstrations in streets of Iran; is said to be calculated public relations campaign by both Khomeini forces and Bakhtiar government, which Khomeini followers consider illegal. Gathering at Mosque of the Shah, which is renamed Mosque of Khomeini, noted.
REPORTER: Mike Lee

(Studio) Reports with regard to attitude of employees at Iranian embassy in United States toward ambassador Ardeshir Zahedi, who has been in Iran, detailed. Bakhtiar's statement that government is prepared to recognize PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reported; break in relations with Israel said expected as result.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Lee, Mike;
Quint, Bert
Duration:
00:05:40

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