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Iran #501090

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 02, 1979
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(Studio) Exodus of foreigners from Iran after airport reopened noted. New civilian government reported in process of being formed. Prime minister-designate's statements that Shah has agreed to leave country mentioned.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Tehran, Iran) Violent demonstrations in Iran's cities noted to continue Effects of unrest described. Govt.'s hopes for solution reported to hang on Prime Min. designate Shahpour Bakhtiar. [BAKHTIAR - thinks all involved in corruption of last 25 years must be punished. Thinks it's not absolutely necessary for Shah to go.] Shah's attempts to put down rumors he's leaving stated; his remarks to reporters given. [SHAH - would like to go on vacation if situation permits.] Risks being taken by Shah and Bakhtiar cited.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Studio) Shah's son and daughter noted to be in Texas, his mother with his sister in Beverly Hills, California. Iranian student protest at sister's house in Beverly Hills reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Los Angeles, California) Details given about violent protest at Shah's sister's house in Beverly Hills.
REPORTER: Heidi Schulman

(Studio) Report on administration study with regard to effects of lack of Iranian oil.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Admin. official's remarks about outlook for western world's oil supply stated. Incr. in product by Saudi Arabia and other cntrys. reported.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Reasons given for United States orders that Navy task force stop in South China Sea rather than proceed to Persian Gulf.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

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

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