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Iran / United States Spy Base / Khomeini #262461

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 01, 1979
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(Studio) Report on Iran takeover of electronics United States listening post on Soviet border introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Impt. of American intelligence-gathering base detailed; map shown. US officials' remarks with regard to loss of base cited. Bases in Turkey and spy satellites noted to continue monitoring area. Effect of loss of base on US ability to monitor USSR compliance with Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) treaty discussed. [State Department spokesperson Hodding CARTER - comments.] Details of base takeover given. American personnel captured at base allegedly CIA agents posing as Air Force personnel.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) Return of Ayatollah Khomeini to Qum reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Qum, Iran) Arrival of Khomeini in Qum filmed, reported Security measures discussed. [KHOMEINI - talks to crowd.] Khomeini remarks with regard to Islamic repb., Mehdi Bazargan quoted. Threat of Bazargan to resign unless Pro-Khomeini guerrillas turn rule over to government reported

Cronkite, Walter;
Lee, Mike;
Pappas, Ike

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