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Iran / Political Unrest #496570

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 10, 1978
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(Studio) Mil. imposed peace in Tehran, Iran, reported Leader of opposition, Karim Sanjabi, quoted with regard to National Front refusal to join coalition government More demonstrations reported in Ahwaz, center of oil fields.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Iran) Report with regard to effect of oil workers' strike on oil product in Ahwaz. Econ. and military pressures on Shah noted; army rptdly. requested martial law. Is noted army now runs country Film shown. Skepticism with regard to temporary status of martial law stated. Ex. of army's power given as arrest of former prime min. Amir Abbas Hoveida; film shown. Shah's consent to arrest reported as given after pressure from military Pol. pressure on Shah also noted as coming from leader of National Front. Film shown; National Front leader quoted. Religious groups' efforts to depose Shah noted; film shown.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

Bittermann, Jim;
Chancellor, John

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