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Iran / Mideast Peace Talks / Revolutionary Jailbreak #262181

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 19, 1979
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(Studio) Ayatollah Khomeini's apparent problems in controlling leftist elements in his revolutionary forces detailed. Attack on abandoned United States consulate in Tabriz noted. Khomeini government's alliance with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and its leader Yasir Arafat reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tehran, Iran) Palestinians' move into former Israeli embassy in Tehran mentioned. [ARAFAT - comments.] Israel's concerns about this new alliance outlined. Arafat's mtgs. with Khomeini, Prime Min. Mehdi Bazargan and other government officials noted. Arafat's remarks about government's declaration of no future oil sales to Israel or South Africa mentioned.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Studio) Potentially disruptive element that Iran revolution has added to Mideast peace picture reported, especially as it appeared that stalled Egyptian-Israeli talks would resume.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israel's view about Khomeini's future in Iran and concerns about any government that comes from Iranian revolution stated. Israeli foreign minister Moshe Dayan's departure for DC, where Iran issue said bound to affect Camp David talks, noted. [DAYAN - comments on possibility that Iran will cooperate with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in terrorism.] Long-time Israeli concern over fate of Egypt after Anwar Sadat reported; this concern said intensified by Islamic uprising in Iran. Effect of all this on peace talks examined.

(Studio) Jailbreak by thousands of prisoners in Tehran jail during revolution noted. Among them are reported to have been 2 Americans held since November in connection with corruption investigation. Possibility that there's more to jailbreak than 1st thought stated.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Dallas, Texas) Film of prison shown. Belief that mob that freed prisoners acted from revolutionary fervor reported Statement from Texas computer company owner H. Ross Perot that his company paid revolutionaries bribes in order that prison would be stormed and 2 of Perot's employees freed. Details given. [Electronic Data Systems chairperson PEROT - comments.] 2 employees iden. as Paul Chiapparoni and William Gaylord; expedition reported led by Army Colonel (ret.) Arthur "Bull" Simon, who led unsuccessful attempt to free Americans from NUN prison camp during that war. Perot says United States government knew nothing of escapade.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob;
Wagner, Richard

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