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Iran / Terrorism #518853

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 31, 1981
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(Studio) Ayatollah Khomeini's broadcast to followers today, following death of pres. and prime minister, reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(New York City) Funerals for President Mohammed Ali Rajai and Prime Minister Mohammed Bahonar, killed in recent terrorist bombing, examined; films shown. Ousted president Abolhassan Bani-Sadr noted denying any responsibility for bombing; government's continued executions in Iran noted. Significance of bombing explained. Terrorist bombing 2 months ago recalled; survivor Hashemi Rafsanjani mentioned. Khomeini quoted.

(Paris, France) Sec. surrounding Bani-Sadr's residence noted; his remarks on bombing outlined. Films shown. [Mujahadeen [sic] leader Massoud RAJAVI - calls for legitimate justice.] [Right-wing EXILE - thinks Khomeini's government is collapsing.]
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Studio) Probability that Iranian government will continue to link United States to all anti-government action noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) White House and State Department reactions to bombing reported; deputy press secretary Larry Speakes and State Department spokesperson Dean Fischer quoted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) State Department's perception of Iranian events examined. [August 9, 1981, courtesy "Meet the Press", President Anwar SADAT - notes seriousness of situation in Iran.] United States concern over USSR reaction considered.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Lack of Kremlin reaction to bombing mentioned.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Bittermann, Jim;
Chancellor, John;
Hart, John;
Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger

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