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Iran #502826

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 12, 1979
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(Studio) Ayatollah Khomeini's successful revolution in Iran noted. Surrender of Iranian army reported Recognition of new government by USSR stated. President Carter's comments about United States contact with new government mentioned.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Tehran, Iran) Details given about final hrs. in Tehran before revolutionaries of Ayatollah Khomeini toppled government of Prime Min. Shahpour Bakhtiar. Taking of Shah's palace mentioned, as well as shooting incidents at Hilton Hotel where American employees of Bell Helicopter stay. [MAN - describes situation.]
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Tehran, Iran) Report on many factions within revolutionary structure. Fight for control of Inter-Continental Hotel between 2 factions noted. Pol. considerations with experienced government leaders out of power reported Revolutionary council plans to try former head of Iran's police stated; Khomeini aide's call for trial of deposed Prime Min. Bakhtiar mentioned. [Khomeini spokesperson Ibrahim YAZDI - discusses Bakhtiar.] Outlook for Khomeini government cited
REPORTER: Rick Davis

(Studio) Khomeini's appeal to followers re behavior stated.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(No location given) Background report on Khomeini-led revolution in Iran. Events from January, 1978, to present noted; films shown.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt

(Studio) Upcoming items noted; elimination of Segment 3 reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Reporter(s):
Bittermann, Jim;
Brinkley, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Davis, Rick;
Hunt, Richard
Duration:
00:06:50

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