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Iran #270041

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 20, 1980
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(Studio) Japan said meeting with ntns. of European Common Mkt. to consider US request they join in economy boycott of Iran. Strong statement supporting US said issued by West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) "New York Times" report that United States had laid plans for military coup in Iran detailed. Role of President Carter's personal envoy General Robert Huyser to government of Shahpuur Bakhtiar cited. "Times" story said largely from "The Washington Quarterly." Coup said intended to keep Ayatollah Khomeini from power. [Quarterly ed Michael LEDEEN - says no coup was planned because Huyser believed Bakhtiar government was stable.] No comment said received from Carter administration and General Huyser.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Dean, Morton;
Tucker, Lem

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