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Iran #501060

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 18, 1979
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(Studio) Contd. violence in Iran noted Ayatollah Khomeini's actions at home in exile near Paris reported His refusal to meet with representative from Iranian regency council set up as Shah left, stated. Khomeini's dispatch of follower, physician in Texas, to be caretaker of Iranian embassy in DC mentioned. His rejection of President Carter's plea that he give new Iranian government chance reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Paris, France) Khomeini's orders to followers in Iran with regard to protests against Shahpour Bakhtiar government on Friday noted. Spokesperson's remarks about religious leader's response to Carter administration positions reported [Sadegh GHOTBZADEH - comments.] Announcement that Houston, Texas, physician, Dr. Jalil Zarrabi, has been apptd. by Khomeini to succeed Ardeshir Zahedi as amb. to United States stated. Arrival of Iranian regency council head Jaleleddin Tehrani from Tehran and his hopes to meet with Khomeini mentioned.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Studio) Confusion concerning reports of United States agencies taking military and intelligence equipment out of Iran reported Defense Department statement and CIA refusal to comment noted. Shah said to be spending some time with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in Aswan; Gerald Ford's arrival there and their talk mentioned. Film shown.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Kiker, Douglas

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