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Iran / Khomeini Illness #322128

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 09, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Intelligence sources noted indicating that Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini near death and power struggle ensuing in Iran. Khomeini's prostate cancer noted spreading to his liver. Parliament speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani reported named commander of armed forces. [Ex-NSC staffer Gary SICK - warns of volatile situation when Khomeini dies.] US intelligence officials reported asserting that Ayatollah Hussein Montazeri to replace Khomeini. Iran-Iraq war discussed. [Johns Hopkins Univ. spokesperson Fouad AJAMI - says Iran is rethinking position in region.] Reagan administration officials noted denying that contact has been made with Iran with regard to hostages.

Martin, David;
Schieffer, Bob

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