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Iran #262193

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 02, 1979
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(Studio) Update on situation in Iran, particularly conflict between Prime Min. Shahpour Bakhtiar and Ayatollah Khomeini and continued public reception of Khomeini in Tehran, given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Situation in Iran described. Key to next events reported to be apparently with army.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) United States government officials' questioning of authenticity of tape recording reported to be Shah of Iran outlining plans to regain power to military advisers prior to his departure from country noted. Earlier playing of tape during broadcast recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Statements of government official, reported in position to know, denying tape's authenticity and reasons it is forgery noted. Govt.'s reported possession of copy of tape prior to its being played by CBS News stated. 2 independent experts, who originally declared taped voice to be Shah's said to stand by their earlier statements. Sale of same tape on Tehran Univ. campus reported; real speech by Khomeini cited to be on other side of Tehran Univ. tape.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Roth, Richard

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