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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 04, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Studio: Bill Redeker) Possibility Iran will expel "Wall Street Journal" reporter Gerald Seib, arrested in Tehran recent as alleged Israeli spy, examined; details given, scenes shown. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - awaits confirmation on expulsion rumor.] [Jeff and Pat SEIB - are cautiously optimistic over brother's situation.] [Iranian ambassador Said RAJAIE-KHORASSANI - defs. Seib's detention.] Indications that Seib's arrest was part of power struggle between hard-liners and more pragmatic elements considered. [Johns Hopkins Univ. spokesperson Barry RUBIN - recalls Ayatollah Khomeini's description of Americans] Iranian hard-liners recalled responsible for leaking United States arms sale information in effort to embarrass opponents.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer, Bill Redeker) Lack of credibility of Iran's allegations about Seib explained.

Redeker, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob

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