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Iran #262048

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 12, 1979
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(Studio) Transition of power in Iran to Ayatollah Khomeini's forces noted to have been smooth. Mob scenes in streets by Khomeini followers reported Army's declaration of neutrality on Sunday stated to have set in motion change of government
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Tehran, Iran) Details about fall of Prime Min. Shahpour Bakhtiar's government and reaction of revolutionaries. New Prime Min. Mehdi Bazargan's efforts to organization new government and end general strike noted. Khomeini mentioned.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Tehran, Iran) Other details given about revolutionaries' actions. Shooting incidents at Hilton and Inter-Continental hotels noted. Plans to turn Shah's palace into museum reported Revolutionaries' discovery of ammunition and guns at prison where secret police took political prisoners stated; their fights among selves for spoils of war mentioned. Prison cited as tourist attraction.
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

(Studio) President Carter's past indications of support for Shah and then Bakhtiar government noted. President's comments on present situation reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Admin. officials' comments about position on Iran given. [CARTER - explains policy. Says contact has been made with supporters of prime min.-designate Bazargan.] Admin. hopes about new Iranian government relationship with USSR stated. White House officials' report that part of United States policy will be to ensure that F-14 fighters in Iran don't fall into Soviet hands noted.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) United States move towards normalizing relationship with new Iran government reported USSR 's early recognition of Bazargan government stated.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Aaron, Betsy;
Mudd, Roger;
Stahl, Lesley;
Wagner, Richard

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