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Iran / Political Unrest #496917

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 06, 1978
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(Studio) Shah of Iran's formation of military government in wake of political unrest in that country noted. Rptd. to be head of government is General Gholam-Reza Azhari. Is stated that there is no censorship on press reports from Iran, but TV technicians in Tehran on strike so upcoming report had to be taken to another country for broadcast.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tehran, Iran) Conditions in Tehran during riots on Sunday and in aftermath today described. Burning of British embassy building and attempts to attack American embassy noted.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Studio) Report on matters at stake in Iran above personal fortunes of Shah.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Public statements of support for Iran and Shah's actions, released by State Department, noted. Iran's strategic important on Persian Gulf outlined; daily flow of oil to West through Strait of Ormuz between Iran and Gulf of Oman noted. Iran's supply of oil to US, Japan, West Europe and Israel reported Iran's common borders with USSR and Iraq and important of its location here examined. [Former Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER - discusses Iran's continued relations and oil sales to US during 1973 Mideast war, include fueling of American fleet in Indian Ocean. Points to Iran's continued pro-W. policy.] Conflict within Iran over modernization outlined; controversy said to be between religious and political leaders and due mostly to Shah's personal style of rule. State Department group monitoring Iran cited.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) American government's concerns about Americans living in Iran noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Bittermann, Jim;
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Valeriani, Richard

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