NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 18, 1987
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Tehran, Iran: Henry Champ) Contd. political turmoil here following recent rioting in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and deaths of large number Iranian pilgrims examined; details given, scenes shown. [Iran Red Crescent spokesperson Seifollah VAHID-DASTJERDI - claims women victims were deliberately killed.] Impact of deaths on Iranian religious perception of male-female roles and psychological implications for Iranian men considered; Ayatollah Khomeini quoted. Iran noted calling for revenge against United States and Saudi Arabia for Mecca deaths.
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