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Iran #261999

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 01, 1979
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(Studio) Return to Iran of exiled religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini noted. His comments about Bakhtiar government and about fors., especially Americans, in Iran reported Khomeini's opposition to Shah and Shahpour Bakhtiar government stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Details given about Khomeini's arrival in Iran aboard Air France jet and reception given him in procession from airport to downtown Tehran. His remarks during speech in Tehran cemetery, about Shah, present government and reference to Americans, quoted.
REPORTER: Mike Lee

(Studio) Effects of Khomeini's return on Americans in Iran and at home noted. Plans by State, Defense and Energy Depts. to evacuate Americans in Iran, protect military secrets and make up for lost oil imports reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Report on concern about security of American weaponry sold to Iranian air force, particularly F-14 fighters and Phoenix missiles. Precautions taken to protect technology stated. Fears that it might end up in Soviet hands mentioned.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(DC) Joint Chiefs' review of plans for evacuating Americans from Iran if civil war occurs noted; plans outlined. Turkey, USSR and Persian Gulf mentioned.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(DC) Possible results of continued Iranian oil shutdown to United States energy consumption, accord to Energy Department plans, noted. Details given. 1973 Arab oil embargo mentioned. Planners' report that President Carter hasn't seen plans stated; congress approval for them reported necessary. Senate subcommittee 's request that Energy Secretary James Schlesinger testify about such plans cited.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) Interruption of live Iranian television coverage of Khomeini return when picture of Shah appeared on screen noted. ABC News report given that Shah, from Morocco retreat, has denied authenticity of tape recording in which he allegedly discusses possibility of regaining throne through violence. Tape's playing on this broadcast on Wednesday reported; voice print experts' statement that voice is that of Shah stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Lee, Mike;
Pappas, Ike
Duration:
00:07:10

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