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Segment 3 (The Ayatollah: Fanatic Or Savior?) #500983

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 12, 1979
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(Studio) Shah of Iran's continuation of father's policy of stripping Muslim religious leaders of political power noted. Ayatollah Khomeini's opposition to Shah because of this reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Neauphle-le-Chateau,France) Background on Khomeini's exile& conflict with Shah given. Desire of Khomeini and followers to set up Islamic government in Iran detailed. Hassan Jafari noted to be Khomeini follower who was in doctoral program at North Texas State Univ. before coming to France to help in Iranian cause. [JAFARI - says in Islam there is no difference in church and state.] Demonstrations in Tehran mentioned. Other factors involved in anti-Shah sentiment, besides religious views, outlined. Khomeini's statements about Islamic government policies given. Interview with Khomeini detailed. Khomeini's present home in exile cited to be in Neufchateau, France, where actress Brigitte Bardot once lived.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:05:00

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