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Iran / Protests Against Shah #51937

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 03, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. demonstrations in Iran to pressure Shah noted. Calls for return of Ayatollah Khomeini, self-exiled in Paris until Shah's rule ended, reported Khomeini said to be leader of Iran's Shiite Muslims; film shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tehran, Iran) Crowd's gathering outside home of Muslim leader Ayatullah Taleghani, just released after 10 years in prison, noted. Calls for Shah to be deposed because of secret police methods stated. Interview with Taleghani, through interpreter, outlined. Religious leader's statements that Iranian people general believe that CIA set up and helps direct secret police in Iran and that since his movement is Islamic, it isn't Communist, given. Allegiance pledged to Islamic movement of Ayatollahs by university student protesters in Tehran reported Religious leaders' predictions of students' susceptibility to Communism at this point mentioned. Shah's orders for police troops to allow protests to be voiced cited.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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