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Iran #503140

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 07, 1979
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(Studio) Control of Isfahan, Shiraz and smaller towns in Iran by supporters of Ayatollah Khomeini noted. Demonstrations by supporters of both Khomeini and Prime Min. Shahpour Bakhtiar in Tehran reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Tehran, Iran) Govt.'s attempt to hold rally described. Refusal of many government ministries to operate and occupation of several office bldgs. by Khomeini supporters noted. [For. service ofr. Nasser SAFHAGI - says they will obey only Khomeini's prime minister, Mehdi Bazargan, and his foreign minister apptee.] [Deputy war minister General Mohamed MASSUMI - says army has no choice but to obey legal prime minister] Search for way to install Khomeini government so that army will consider it legal reported
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Studio) Energy Secretary James Schlesinger said to have told Senator Energy Committee that Iranian oil cutbacks present situation potentially more serious than 1973 Arab oil embargo. Plans by Texaco and Exxon to cut back gas sales to customers noted. Experts' report that record gold price on London market is due to turmoil in Iran and decline of United States dollar stated.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Bittermann, Jim;
Savitch, Jessica

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