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Shah of Iran Interview #47994

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 04, 1977
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(Studio) Part 2 of interview with Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran at office in Tehran, Iran; Shah's position on price of oil and on armament of Iran noted. Shah says Iran invaded in World War I and II, and he won't let it happen again.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Tehran, Iran) Reporter asks Shah who he's arming against. [SHAH - says he looks to neighbors; cites arms held by surrounding cntries. and says if arms race imposed, Iran has no choice but to go along.] Reporter asks if Shah sees circumstance in near future to reduce oil prices. [SHAH - cites United States hike in prices of commodities corresponding to oil price hikes; says he once proposed fixed prices on both but United States said no.] Reporter asks if this could be done now. [SHAH - says it could on bilateral basis.] Reporter asks if there's more trouble in Mid. East and another oil embargo, what would Shah do. [SHAH - says Iran has never participated in embargo and wouldn't; that oil is separate from pols. Says West is Iran's friend.]
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Walters, Barbara

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