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Iran #262101

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 15, 1979
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(Studio) United States admission of inability to protect Americans in Iran and orders for their evacuation noted. Muslim-Marxist conflict among revolutionaries in Iran reported; Marxists stated to have supported revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini, but now splitting away from it. Reports of fighting in Tabriz and in areas bordering Turkey, Iraq and USSR mentioned. United States ambassador William Sullivan's directive to Americans in Iran cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Conditions in Tehran, at United States embassy and for Americans there, as well as for Iranians in city, described. Announcement by leftist group called People's Fedayeen that they will keep weapons, contrary to Khomeini's orders, noted.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Studio) Khomeini headquarters reported to claim attack on American embassy was by mixture of Communists& rightists. Pan Am's plans to get employees out of Iran prior to planned general American evacuation on Saturday stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details given about United States evacuation plans. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - comments.] Defense Department film shown. United States concerns about security of F-14 fighters and Phoenix missiles and about indications of Soviet involvement in Iran situation outlined.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) United Press International report that Khomeini aide has turned down United States embassy requests for buses to transport Americans to airport and for guards noted. United States embassy in Moscow reported to protest to Soviet government with regard to Soviet rpting. of incidents in Iran detailed. United States protest to Moscow stated, over failure of Soviet advisers in Kabul, Afghanistan, to urge restraint in Afghani rescue attempt in kidnapping of United States ambassador Adolph Dubs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Wagner, Richard

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