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Iranian Crisis #261158

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 19, 1979
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(Studio) Chaotic structure of Iranian government noted; emergence of Abolhassan Bani-Sadr cited; Bani-Sadr reported revealing letter allegedly from American official offering guidance of getting Shah back to Iran. Details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Letter, said written by Ramsey Clark, outlined, quoted in part on screen. Bani-Sadr's responses to questions on fate of hostages, United States freezing of Iranian assets, price of Iranian oil, Shah outlined on screen; film shown.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Clark said disputing some aspects of his letter.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Clark said admitting writing such letter to former foreign minister Ibrahim Yazdi last month; details given. Clark's response quoted on screen with regard to allegations that he advised legal maneuvers for obtaining Shah's extradition to Iran. Carter administration said generally agreeing; details given.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Leader of anti-Khomeini Iranians in United States reported having proof that some Iranians were forced to participate in demonstrations here; details given. Federal appeals court reported ruling that Iranians can't demonstrate in sight of White House
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details of ruling examined; planned demonstration tomorrow noted. [United States Student Association president Frank JACKALONE - comments on ruling.] ACLU response considered.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) USSR reported assuring Khomeini that it wouldn't tolerate any United States military action against Iran; PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat quoted with regard to Andrei Gromyko's assurance. Carter administration noted repeatedly rejecting use of military force.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Graham, Fred;
Pierpoint, Robert

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