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Iran Crisis / Tabriz / Economy #261972

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 08, 1979
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(Studio) Ayatollah Khomeini's forces said to have stormed offices of Iran's radical party in Tehran. Party said linked to rebels holding Tabriz, Iran.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Tabriz, Iran) Student demonstration in Tabriz supporting Ayatollah Khomeini shown. Counterdemonstration by supporters of Ayatollah Shariat Madari also reported Moslem People's party leader Hossein Farshi quoted. Objection of party said to be self rule in province of Azerbaijan.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Report with regard to Iranian economy introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Tehran, Iran) Commodities grown locally said plentiful, but those, like eggs, which are imported reported scarce. Local currency black market discussed. Idea of ideal economy with no inflation or interest rates said goal of Islamic government
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(Studio) Report with regard to President Carter's views concerning Iran introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) President said willing to discuss Iran's grievances against Shah, but only after all hostages are released. One of options of Carter administration reported an international trade embargo against Iran. Carter said studying psychological profile of Ayatollah Khomeini provided by CIA. 1980 presidential campaign and Senator Ted Kennedy alluded to.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Duvall, Jed;
Schieffer, Bob;
Stahl, Lesley;
Tunnell, Doug

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