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Iranian Crisis #261948

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 07, 1979
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(Studio) Continued confusion as to who's in charge in Iran said reflecting in statements by foreign minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh and terrorists holding embassy; Khomeini said refuting his foreign minister's statements yesterday with regard to UN resolution. Subsequent refutation of Khomeini's remarks by Iranian charge d'affair at United Nations noted. Khomeini said facing rebellion in Tabriz by supporters of rival ayatollah as well as Kurdish opposition.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tabriz, Iran) Tabriz demonstration in support of Ayatollah Shariat Madari, featured; films shown. Refusal of Azerbaijan to vote in recent constitutional election recalled; details given. Murder of Madari's bodyguard in Qom earlier in week and present situation throughout province cited.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Khomeini said accusing United States of fomenting Tabriz troubles; civil strike reported erupting 2 days ago in Qom.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Qom, Iran) Funeral procession for slain guard noted turning into mass demonstration; films shown, details given. Guard named; photograph shown.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Studio) Murder of Shariar Chafik, son of Shah's twin sister, in Paris today reported; films shown. Mbr of revolutionary tribunal in Iran, Ayatollah Khalkhali, reported ordering murder and saying that others members of Shah's family are on death list; Paris police said suspecting that intended victim was actually Chafik's mother, Princess Ashraf. Shah quoted
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Tunnell, Doug;
Walker, Hal

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