NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 14, 1977
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(Studio) Visit of Shah of Iran to US, with stopover tonight in Williamsburg, Virginia, noted. Shah's build-up of military forces and concerns of some Congmen. with regard to United States arms sales to Iran cited.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Iran) Report on Iranian military build-up and opposition of some United States Senators to arms sales from United States to Iran. Shah's purchase of newest, and yet unfinished, plane being developed by Defense Department noted. (Defense Department film shown.) Issues involved include keeping USSR out of area, Iran's oil fields in Persian Gulf and charges from opponents that military is to keep internal control in nondemo. country Agreement between United States and Iran to keep Communists out of area noted. [SHAH - says if United States wants to renounce agreement, it should be said in open. Notes he could withhold oil from United States and more; refuses to say what else he could do.] Possibility of Iran developing nuclear weapons detailed; is said some Iranian physicists are trained at Israel's top secret facility. [SHAH - hopes nuclear weapons will never come to Iran.] Nuclear power program in Iran noted; will make uranium available in few years Iran's growing power that Congress and President Carter have to reckon with cited.
REPORTER: David Burrington