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Iran #262082

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 14, 1979
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(Studio) Attacks against United States in Iran and Afghanistan noted. Indications that Marxists may be making anticipated move against new Iranian government reported Kidnap/murder of United States ambassador to Afghanistan, in capital of Kabul, stated; upcoming report mentioned. Attack on United States embassy in Tehran, Iran, by Marxists cited; rescue of Americans at embassy by supporters of Ayatollah Khomeini noted. Khomeini loyalists' reported to also have to repulse attack on television station in Tehran. Fighting in Tabriz mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Details about attack on United States embassy given. Wounding of Marine sergeant Ken Kraus, of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, reported Khomeini supporters' halt of battle detailed. [Iran revolutionary command Chief of STAFF - comments.] Ambassador William Sullivan's remarks noted. [SULLIVAN - comments.]
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

(Studio) American officials' denial that Iranian secret police members were being harbored by embassy, idea that allegedly might have instigated attack, stated. Plans to evacuate Americans from Iran noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Other events at Tehran embassy compound reported State Department's reaction and problems it faces with regard to Iran situation outlined. [Spokesperson Hodding CARTER - comments.] Concerns that Marxists, possibly with indirect Soviet ties, might try to contest new Iranian regime described. United States contact with Moscow about Iran noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Khomeini's orders that strikes end on Saturday, and potential confrontation over this mentioned. Pentagon statements about difficulty in getting Americans in Iran to airports and about secret United States military equipment in country given. President Carter said caught with information about incidents in Iran and Afghanistan as preparing to leave for trip to Mexico City for summit with President Jose Lopez Portillo.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Mexico City, Mexico) Details given about briefings on Iran situation given Carter by Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and CIA director Stansfield Turner prior to his departure for Mexico; Carter's consideration of postponing trip and decision against it outlined. Admin. view of Iran incident stated.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Technicians involved in news reports from Iran listed. Upcoming broadcast of special on Iran noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Aaron, Betsy;
Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Pierpoint, Robert
Duration:
00:09:40

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