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Iranian Crisis #502509

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 19, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter reported delaying seeking United Nations support for economy sanctions against Iran at request of Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, who is currently involved in discussions with Iran. Foreign minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh's remarks with regard to United States investigation into Shah and State Department response outlined. Demonstration in Tehran, at funeral of slain religious leader, reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Qom, Iran) Details given of funeral procession of Mohammad Mofateh; films shown. Anti-United States slant to crowd mentioned; Qom demonstration featured. Mofateh said 4th religious leader to be killed in Iran since overthrow of Shah; Khomeini's declaration of their martyrdom now mentioned.
REPORTER: Ike Seamans

(Studio) Iranian judge quoted with regard to dispatchment of "death squad" to Panama to kill Shah; small riot by protesters demanding removal of Shah from Panama reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Panama City, Panama) Latest Panama demonstrations featured; films shown.
REPORTER: Phil Bremen

(Studio) (Temporary loss of audio.) Report introduced
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Paris, France) Murder of Princess Azzadeh's brother recently recalled. [AZZADEH - discusses brother's goals for Iran, former government, revolution.]

(Studio) Efforts to revive fading anti-Americanism in Tehran noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Tehran, Iran) Possible effort to revive anti-United States sentiments discussed; today's demonstrations at funeral of Mofateh include in report Strong anti-United States attitude noted; CIA mentioned.
REPORTER: George Lewis and Fred Francis

(Studio) Tehran newspaper quoted with regard to families of hostages being invited to Tehran to visit relatives at Christmas; denial of that by terrorists guarding embassy mentioned.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Lewis, George;
Bremen, Phil;
Brinkley, David;
Hart, John;
Seamans, Ike

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