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Iran #260263

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 03, 1979
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(Studio) Iranian parliament's approval of Shahpour Bakhtiar to form and head new civilian government noted. Bakhtiar's plans to submit names for government mins. to Shah reported Reaction of exiled religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Reaction to Bakhtiar's agreement to form new government noted. His statements in news conference reported, especially with regard to Shah's future. [BAKHTIAR - comments on possibility of Shah leaving cntry.] Potential for trouble from Iran's military if Shah leaves country detailed. [BAKHTIAR - comments on hopes for relations between new government and army.]
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) Bakhtiar's other news conference comments reported, include possible oil boycotts of Israel and South Africa. Recent violence in city of Meshed mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Meshed, Iran) Evidence of violence in Meshed described. Army's statements about clashes with anti-Shah protesters there and their guided tour of city for journalists detailed. Damage to Pepsi-Cola offices and army's claims that Afghanistan is sending agitators into area mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

Cronkite, Walter;
McNamara, Bob;
Quint, Bert

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