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Tower / Appointment / Satanic Verses #325664

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 21, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Lesley Stahl) President Bush's news conference featured. [BUSH - defends Defense Secretary-designate John Tower.] Tower noted rumored to have profited from an oil deal when he nominated federal judge in 1981. [Senators John WARNER, Sam NUNN - comment on vote.] Bush noted commenting on Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini's death decree against author Salman Rushdie for writing "The Satanic Verses". [BUSH - warns Iran not to take action against American ints.] Great Britain's diplomacy sanctions against Iran discussed. Senator George Mitchell quoted.

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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