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Iran #260168

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 24, 1979
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(Studio) Mil. orders for all Iranian airports to close for next 3 days noted; speculation that it is attempt to keep Ayatollah Khomeini from returning reported Prime Min. Shahpour Bakhtiar's possible attempt to force compromise from Khomeini stated. Demonstrations at airports mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Audio report Details given about conditions at Tehran airport, especially with regard to demonstrations because Khomeini can't be brought to Iran. Photos shown.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

(Neauphle-le-Chateau, France) Khomeini aides' reports that ayatollah will leave France as planned to return to Iran noted. [Sadegh GHOTBZADEGH - says Khomeini is determined to go.] [Khomeini aide Ibrahim YAZDI - comments on risk involved.] Khomeini's plans for return to France if prevented from landing in Iran given. His statements about results of such action by Iranian government reported.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Studio) Khomeini's stated plans to form countergovernment on return to Iran, in opposition to Bakhtiar, noted. Claims of group apptd. by Khomeini to control Iranian consulate in Washington, DC and other United States cities noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kladstrup, Don;
McNamara, Bob

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