ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 03, 1977
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(Studio) Reporter notes interview with Shah of Iran in Tehran during trip last wk. for news special later in year Asked about CIA aid in his regaining throne after 1953 exile, Shah admits it's true; details noted. Shah also talks of CIA participation in Iran today. (Interview shown.)
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(Tehran, Iran) Reporter asks if CIA plays part in Iran now and if agency gives country money. [Shah Mohammed Reza PAHLEVI - says CIA is in Iran gathering information Says United States talks of democracy and then is against paying money to other cntries. and influential people in them.] Is asked if he considers this bad. [SHAH - says according to United States it is; according to self, one must do whatever necessary for protection of cntry.] Reporter notes Statue of Liberty protest of some Iranians in New York City with regard to torture and imprisonment of opponents of Iranian government in Iran; asks if Shah's statements that there's no torture in Iran are true. [SHAH - says they are true, there's
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