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Iran / United States Embassy Takeover #261984

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 09, 1979
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(Tehran, Iran) Sadegh Ghotbzadeh's announcement he would form international grand jury to investigate American foreign policy. [GHOTBZADEH - talks about purpose of his panel.] Those not guilty of spying said to be eventually released. Hostages will testify before grand jury. television appearance of Ayatollah Khomeini shown. Khomeini reported to have blamed his troubles in Azerbaijan Province on imperialists, a term normally reserved for Americans
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Tabriz, Iran) television station in Tabriz said occupied by Azerbaijani Moslem People's Party Demonstration at Tabriz University campus shown storming the television station Many students called outsiders. Ayatollah Shariat Madari named.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Tehran, Iran) Late report that radio station was retaken from Khomeini followers, by Madari followers given.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Tehran, Iran) Headqtrs. of People's Republic Party shown. Party leader and Ayatollah Shariat Madari supporter Moghadm-Maragheii said arrested by revolutionary guards and accused of being spy. Summaries of conversations between Maragheii and American Charge d'Affaires Bruce Laingen said shown on Iranian TV. Reports that Maragheii actually escaPed and is in hiding given.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Tehran, Iran) Reports in Washington, DC that special envoys of some Mideast ntns. are arriving in Iran to mediate in negotiations announced.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Dean, Morton;
Tunnell, Doug;
Walker, Hal

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