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Iran #502852

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 14, 1979
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(Studio) Attack on United States embassy in Iran and murder of United States ambassador in Afghanistan noted. President Carter's trip to Mexico for visit with Mexican President Jose Lopez Portillo reported almost postponed due to these events. Details given about leftist attack on United States embassy in Tehran; supporters of Ayatollah Khomeini stated to have freed United States ambassador and other Americans held by leftists. Concerns about possible 2nd attack cited.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Tehran, Iran) Details about embassy attack given. [US ambassador William SULLIVAN - describes attack. Discusses security of American secrets at embassy.] [Embassy security ofr. Colonel Leland HOLLAND - comments.] Statements on leftist involved in attack reported [MAN - says they don't oppose ordinary Americans, just American government] Attack said to demonstrate how little control Khomeini has over situation in Iran.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Studio) 2 United States cabinet-level depts. noted concerning selves with Iran situation at present.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Report on State Department information with regard to Iran and department concerns about control of Khomeini-Bazargan government there. United States contact with USSR to inform them of possible military activity dealing with evacuation of Americans and nothing more stated.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(DC) Report from Defense Department with regard to preparations for evacuation of Americans as soon as possible; reasons given for delay in doing so.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

(Studio) Attack on television station in Tehran and Iranian reports, not verified, of fighting in Tabriz detailed. Efforts of Khomeini and followers to restore order reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Tehran, Iran) Khomeini's declaration that Tehran bazaar should reopen, now that Shah has fallen, and that all strikes should end on Saturday noted. Gathering at mosque of Khomeini followers mentioned.
REPORTER: Rick Davis

(Studio) Informal statement from Khomeini government to United States with regard to resumption of oil sales before end of year given.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Bittermann, Jim;
Brinkley, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Davis, Rick;
Rowan, Ford;
Valeriani, Richard

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