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Iran / Khomeini #56081

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 12, 1979
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(Studio) National security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski's comments about United States precautionary measures to protect United States military and intelligence equipment in Iran noted. Demonstrations in Shiraz reported Ayatollah Khomeini's ad in "New York Times" requesting Christians' prayer for Iran situation mentioned; his comments about Shah stated. Upcoming report on Khomeini and his movement cited.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Background report on Khomeini, who lives in Neauphle-le-Chateau, outside Paris, given. Khomeini's opposition to any government approved by Shah, include that of Shahpour Bakhtiar, noted. [KHOMEINI - (thru translator) comments.] Details about Khomeini's belief incorporating Muslim religion into pols. outlined. Prophet Mohammed mentioned. Org. opposition to Shah detailed. [KHOMEINI - comments on future of United States-Iran relations]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tehran, Iran) Report on impact in Iran of organization anti-Shah movement in France. Communications between Khomeini and Ayatollah Said Mahmud Taleghani described. His ministry in Tehran outlined. West observers' views that majority of Iranians have loyalty with ayatollahs, not Shah, stated.
REPORTER: John Laurence

Jennings, Peter;
Laurence, John;
Reynolds, Frank

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