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Iran / Khomeini #262012

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 01, 1979
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(Studio) Report on Ayatollah Khomeini, who engineered rebellion against Shah of Iran from his exile position.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Details given about Khomeini's Muslim sect, Shiism, and its influence on his plans for Iran. Surprise of Shah and CIA with regard to Khomeini's strength in Iran noted to be due to facts about practice of Shiism. Khomeini's plans for Iranian government, accord to his aides, reported, include those involving Israel, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf states. Aides' predictions of sweeping Islamic revival in area and advice to US about future relations with Islamic ntns. stated. Uncertainty about truth of what Khomeini and aides say described.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Bill

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