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Iranian Crisis #261950

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 07, 1979
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(Studio) Khomeini's most recent anti-United States diatribe quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Tonight's call to prayer in Tehran noted accompanied by call for murder of Pres Carter; films shown. [Foreign minister Sadegh GHOTBZADEH - says they have 2 types of hostages; explains-] Terrorists holding hostages said denying Ghotbzadeh's statements; details given.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Warning by United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim with regard to trial of hostages reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Admin response to possibility of trial quoted. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - says all hostages must be released, that there's no legal or moral basis for trial; comments on current unrest in Iran.) Possibility that Khomeini may now use hostages as scapegoats if he feels that he's losing his grip on power considered; other signs of civil dissention said indicated by reports that Arab workers in southwest Iran's oil fields are ignoring central government orders, Iraqi's consideration of halting relationship with Iran and rumor that serious differences prevail among members of revolutionary council
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Shah noted accusing United States of contributing to his fall; details given Installment of his memoirs, in wkly British news magazine, quoted; Gene Robert Heiser mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
Kalb, Marvin

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