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Egypt / Shah's Funeral #511723

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 28, 1980
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(Studio) President Anwar Sadat reported preparing state funeral for Shah of Iran; Richard Nixon noted among the mourners.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cairo, Egypt) Former President Nixon and King Constantine of Greece said the ranking public figs. to attend services for the Shah; films shown. [NIXON - criticizes Carter administration treatment of Shah after his ouster; praises Sadat.] Details of funeral outlined; films shown. Shah noted being buried in al-Rifaie Mosque, where his father was also once buried; Sadat's position with regard to funeral and his isolation from Arab world noted.
REPORTER: James Compton

(Studio) Egypt said not extending formal invitations to most heads of state; possible retaliation by Iranian terrorists against embassies in Tehran mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) United States government's reaction to Nixon's presence in Egypt examined, [State Department spokesperson John TRATTNER - comments on Nixon.] Govt. said attempting not to make United States hostages' plight in Iran any worse; Press Secretary Jody Powell mentioned. [TRATTNER - comments.] Admin. said confirming that United States ambassador to Egypt Alfred Atherton would attend funeral; details given.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Chancellor, John;
Compton, James;
Kalb, Marvin

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