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Shah / Egypt / Iran Crisis #509462

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 23, 1980
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(Studio) Shah of Iran and family reported leaving Panama today for Egypt; President Anwar Sadat's open invitation to monarch recalled. Ntns. previously visited by Shah listed.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Cairo, Egypt) Hospital's preparation for Shah's arrival noted; chief surgeon Dr. Abdul Lutfi mentioned, shown. Shah's previous stay in Egypt and Sadat's longstanding friendship with him recalled; films shown. [November 1979, SADAT - comments on Shah.]
REPORTER: James Compton

(Studio) Terrorists holding United States hostages in Tehran quoted with regard to impact of Shah's move on situation. [For. minister Sadegh GHOTBZADEH - comments on hostage crisis being prolonged by Shah's latest move.] Henry Kissinger reported denying Ghotbzadeh's charge yesterday that he and David Rockefeller were involved in Shah's move to Egypt; Rockefeller said having no comment.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Compton, James;
Savitch, Jessica

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