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Nixon Russia Trip / Iran #464358

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 30, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon flies from Kiev, USSR , to Tehran, Iran.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Tehran, Iran) President greeted with pomp and enthusiasm, contrasting with subdued reception in Soviet Union. Shah and Empress welcome Nixon at airport. 21 gun salute, troops displayed. Nixon and Shah will discuss Iran's desire to police oil-rich Persian Gulf area without big power interference. 1/2 million people turn out to see President Nixon receives key to city and ivory inlaid desk set. [NIXON - recalls visit of 19 years ago. Praises progress made since then.] At Saadabad Palace, Nixon's meet Shah's children. Nixon speaks at state banquet, saying United States and USSR do not intend to divide world into 2 spheres of influence.
REPORTER: George Montgomery

Montgomery, George;
Utley, Garrick

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