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Iran #262213

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 20, 1979
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(Studio) Abduction and detention by Khomeini supporters in Iran of United States Marine sergeant Kenneth Kraus, of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, who was wounded in attack on American embassy last week reported State Department remarks on case given. Closing of US consulates in Tabriz, Isfahan and Shiraz noted. Khomeini government's execution of more gens. of old regime stated. Threats by government to cut off oil supplies to any country harboring Shah, in attempt to get him back to Iran, mentioned. Hijacking of Shah's plane by its crew in Morocco and their return to Iran reported; Shah's flight 1st to Egypt, then Morocco recalled. Report on difficulty facing Iranian military in regrouping.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tehran, Iran) Details about conditions in Iran's military at present and decisions facing leaders about how to reorg. it.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

Cronkite, Walter;
Tunnell, Doug

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