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Iran / Political Unrest #496588

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 12, 1978
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(Studio) Report on political unrest in Iran introduction
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Tehran, Iran) Mil. order for strikers to return to work, and religious and pol. leaders call for general strike noted; government's apparent win reported Film shown. Oil product noted as incrd. Arrest of opposition leader noted; film shown. Reporters and editors of Tehran newspapers said to have walked out after government imposed censorship. [MAN - says will return to work if allowed to write what he chooses.] Harassment of foreign journalists reported, filmed. Govt. noted as winning at expense of basic freedoms.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Studio) Exiled leader of opposition to Shah said building his forces.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Pontchartrain, France) Film and report on exiled leader of Iran's Muslims, Ayatollah Khomeini. [KHOMEINI - (thru interpreter) says American people should stop intervening in Iran's affairs.] Khomeini quoted with regard to abdication of Shah.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Bittermann, Jim;
Palmer, John;
Savitch, Jessica

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