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Iran Developments #501324

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 06, 1979
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(Studio) Rptd. that new government took over in Iran headed by Prime Min. Shahpour Bakhtiar.

(Tehran, Iran) Ceremony giving government to Bakhtiar described. Shah's intention of vacationing outside Iran noted. Bakhtiar's position on selling oil to Israel and South Africa, and on iran acting as West's policeman of the Persian Gulf mentioned. [BAKHTIAR - speaks of monarchy's chance of survival.]
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Tehran, Iran) Rptd. that Iran's newspapers are publishing again because Bakhtiar promised no censorship. News stories quoted and presses shown working. Banks, RRs, airlines and oil refineries all said to be returning to work.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Qum, Iran) Demonstrations shown and described. Ayatollah Khomeini mentioned. Noted that army stayed out of sight.
REPORTER: Martin Fletcher

(Studio) Rptd. that Khomeini called new government illegal.

Bittermann, Jim;
Fletcher, Martin;
Hart, John;
Kiker, Douglas

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