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Iranian Crisis #261535

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 11, 1979
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(Studio) Pol. challenge to Ayatollah Khomeini by Ayatollah Shariat Madari reported; Madari quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) State Department perception of Iranian civil unrest delineated; Khomeini's transitory rule considered. Fate of hostages with regard to espionage trials noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Tehran's reaction to Tabriz rebellion cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tabriz, Iran) Letter from Shariat Madari to other ayatollahs said seen as paving way for further anti-Khomeini activity; details given, letter quoted. Tabriz situation examined; films shown. Shariat Madari's apparent stand for Azerbaijani self-rule noted.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Iranian foreign minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh quoted with regard to international observers visiting hostages; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Apparent new phase on hostage situation said coming after foreign minister's announcement of convening international grand jury to try United States. [GHOTBZADEH - says grand jury isn't trial; comments on spy trials.] Iran's continued pursuit of Shah's money outlined. [Central Bank of Iran spokesperson Ali-Reza NOBARI - comments.]
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Congress criticism of another network's broadcast of terrorist-controlled interview with hostage, Marine Corporal William Gallegos, noted. Federal judge Joyce Hens Green reported ruling that government's deportation order against Iranian students is unconstitutional; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
Kalb, Marvin;
Tunnell, Doug

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