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Iran / Politics / Earthquake #501028

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 16, 1979
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(Studio) Shah's departure from Iran noted; belief of observers that he won't return reported Departure of all royal family members from Iran stated. Shah's arrival in Aswan, Egypt, where he's met by President Anwar Sadat, mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Aswan, Egypt) Details about Shah's visit to Egypt given. Shah's trip here last year to show support for Sadat's peace efforts recalled. Sadat's ability to make point with Saudis and other Arabs of Egypt's important in effort to resist USSR penetration into area noted. Egyptians' reaction to Shah's trip reported Scheduled meeting between Shah and Gerald Ford, who will be in Aswan later in week, stated. Nile River mentioned. Shah's plans to go to United States cited.
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Studio) Details of Shah's departure from Tehran given Iranian parliament's installation of new government noted. Celebrations in streets reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Tehran, Iran) Departure of Shah and Empress stated. His final comments quoted. Details about parliamentary debate and vote on Prime Min. Shahpour Bakhtiar's new government given. Celebrations in Tehran over Shah's departure noted. Calls for exiled religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini to return and form government reported.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Tehran,,Iran) Description given of street celebrations in Tehran by those learning of Shah's departure. Outlook for conflict between Bakhtiar government and Khomeini and his followers examined.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Khomeini's warning to Iranians against letting United States dismantle radar stations on Caspian Sea, near Turkey, reported Use of these stations to monitor USSR activity noted. United States technicians said already dismantling stations. Possible incrd. difficulty in getting Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II without Iran stations stated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Khomeini's reaction to latest developments in Iran reported [Khomeini's INTERPRETER - reads Khomeini's statement.] Uncertainty re: Khomeini's planned return to Iran noted.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Studio) Arrival of some members of royal family in Lubbock, Texas, where crown prince has been undergoing pilot training mentioned. Reports that Shah will stay temporarily at estate of Walter H. Annenberg in Palm Springs, California, noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Lubbock, Texas) Shah's mother-in-law and 3 of his children reported to have switched planes at McGuire AFB, New Jersey, before going on to Lubbock to join Prince Reza Pahlevi. Prince's pilot training at Reese Air Force Base noted. Photo shown. Prince Ali Reza and Princess Leila mentioned. One anti-Shah demonstration in Lubbock since prince has been there reported.
REPORTER: Bob Dotson

(No location given) Details about Annenberg estate in Palm Springs given. Is noted that Shah's mother and sister came to estate after demonstrations at sister's Beverly Hills house earlier in month Unlikelihood of Shah's settling in Beverly Hills outlined.

(Studio) Iran radio report of earthquake detailed. Upcoming reports outlined. Special broadcast on Iran noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Burrington, David;
Chancellor, John;
Dotson, Bob;
Hager, Robert;
Neal, Roy;
Palmer, John;
Utley, Garrick

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