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Afghanistan / Deposed King #318340

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 06, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze reported leaving Afghanistan. Shevardnadze noted asserting USSR hopes for peace; details given. Report introduced.

(Rome, Italy: Mark Phillips) Deposed Afghan king Mohammed Zahir Shaw shown living in cottage outside Rome, Italy. Possibilities discussed of Mohammed returning to Afghanistan and heading interim government after USSR withdrawal. [MOHAMMED - (thru translator) says wants to help Afghan people.] [Carnegie Endowment spokesperson Selig HARRISON - says Mohammed represents compromise between communism and Islamic fundamentalism.] Mohammed's mtgs. with President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Nikita Khrushchev mentioned; scenes shown. Afghans reported finding Mohammed's return acceptable. Shevardnadze shown leaving Kabul, Afghanistan; details given. Scenes shown of convoy going to Khost, Afghanistan. [MOHAMMED - (thru translator) says recent Khost region activity makes suspicions arise.] Mohammed quoted.

Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan

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