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Iran #260039

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 18, 1979
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(Studio) Exiled Iranian religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini's rebuff of President Carter in refusing to give government of Prime Min. Shahpour Bakhtiar chance to work noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Neauphle-le-Chateau, France) Khomeini's remarks, read by spokesperson, reported [Khomeini spokesperson Sadegh GHOTBZADEGH - comments.] Khomeini's refusal to have contact with Carter administration until United States stops support of Bakhtiar regime stated. Arrival in Paris of representative from Iran's regency cncl., Jaleleddin Tehrani, in hopes of talking with Khomeini noted; Khomeini's statements about cncl., formed to represent Shah during absence from Iran, quoted. Contd. violence in Iran mentioned.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(DC) United States view of present Iran situation and future government dvts. detailed.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Report on comments by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark about need for US contact with Khomeini and prediction that Bakhtiar government will fail. Clark's private visit to Iran and plans to meet with Khomeini in France noted; his prior briefing by State Department mentioned. Update on Iran oilfield strike on United States supplies.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Discussion of outlook for situation, among Senator Energy Committee mbrs., intelligence and energy officials noted. [Senator Henry JACKSON - says there's no room for optimism.] [Energy Secretary dames SCHLESINGER - comments on outlook for shortages.] Questions about oil supplies from Saudi Arabia and others and about political situation in Iran outlined.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) Shah of Iran's stay in Aswan, Egypt, as guest of President Anwar Sadat noted. Gerald Ford's arrival there reported Film shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Aswan, Egypt) Boat trip taken by Shah and Empress noted. Overheard comments made by Shah since coming here quoted. Arrival of Gerald Ford on 1st visit to Mideast reported Speculation that Ford might be carrying message to Shah stated; denial of this by Ford spokesperson cited.
REPORTER: Doug Sefton

(Studio) Contd. violence in Tehran and other Iranian cities reported Attack of Kurdish tribesmen from Iraq on Iran border town noted. Release of more pol. prisoners by Bakhtiar and other dvts. stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Kladstrup, Don;
Sefton, Doug

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