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Iran #260008

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 16, 1979
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(Studio) Iranian lower parliamentary house 's approval of Prime Min. Shahpour Bakhtiar's government reported Possibility of trouble for Bakhtiar from exiled Muslim religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini in France noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pontchartrain, France) Ayatollah Khomeini's reactions to latest developments in Iran detailed. Khomeini's arrival in France in October, after living years of exile in Iraq, mentioned. Uncertainty with regard to when Khomeini will return to Iran stated.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Studio) Khomeini's warnings to both United States and Iranians about United States military equipment in Iran reported United States dilemma with regard to fate of equipment, put in Iran because of strategic location, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details given about alleged United States equipment installed in Iran. Pentagon spokesperson Thomas Ross' statements given. Belief that CIA may have begun dismantling equipment in north Iran, used to monitor USSR activities, stated.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) United States negotiations with Turkey to ensure continued surveillance along USSR's. border reported State Department comments that business as usual with Iran noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) State Department orders to ambassador to Iran William Sullivan to work with Bakhtiar, development of ties with Khomeini religious group by diplomats in Paris and Tehran and extension of Tehran visit by deputy chief of allied forces in Europe, General Robert Huyser, detailed. Question of Iran's orders for military supplies outlined. Other details given about United States officials' view of Iran situation, include possibility of civil war.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Announcement of all Iranians at cntry.'s United Nations mission except ambassador Fereydoun Horeyda of their loyalty to new regime stated. Actions and statements by members of Iranian embassy staff in DC, include call by some for removal of ambassador Ardeshir Zahedi, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Kladstrup, Don;
Pappas, Ike

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