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Iran #502877

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 16, 1979
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(Studio) United States recognition of Khomeini government in Iran noted. Previous recognition of Shah and Shahpour Bakhtiar govts. reported Khomeini government stated to have started executions.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Tehran, Iran) Report on secret trials of Shah's supporters and executions of 4 gens., include secret police head, General Nematollah Nassiri. Evan Prison, where many of Shah's political prisoners were held, mentioned.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Studio) United States warnings to USSR with regard to role in Iran noted. President Carter's return from Mexico and immediate attention to Iranian situation reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) President Carter noted to go to White House for mtgs. with advisers, include CIA director Stansfield Turner, instead of to Camp David as planned. State Department spokesperson's report on United States ambassador Malcolm Toon's complaint to Soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko given; complaint reported to concern Soviet press items saying United States is setting stage for military intervention in Iran. [Spokesperson Hodding CARTER - details Toon's remarks.] United States efforts to notify USSR re: evacuation plans and policy of nonintervention mentioned. Sovs. cited to have toned down broadcasts.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Upcoming Segment 3 report noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Studio) Report on 1st part of American evacuation in Iran.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Tehran, Iran) Details given about departure of Pan Am employees and others from Iran for Frankfurt, West Germany. [PEOPLE - comment.]
REPORTER: Rick Davis

(Studio) Americans' arrival in Frankfurt described. Film shown.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Uniden. United States officials' statements about their concerns for breaches in secrecy surrounding American military equipment in Iran, particularly F-14 fighters and Phoenix missile system, detailed. Reports that Shah, with family in Morocco, considers abdicating throne in hopes of stopping fighting between his supporters and Khomeini backers noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Bittermann, Jim;
Brokaw, Tom;
Davis, Rick;
Savitch, Jessica;
Valeriani, Richard

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