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Iran Developments #56224

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 20, 1979
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(Studio) Intro. to report on Ayatollah Khomeini and statement that he will return to Iran on Friday given.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Neauphle-le-Chateau, France) Pol. figs. and journalists from around world visiting Khomeini residence in France noted. [Khomeini aide Dr. Ibrahim YAZDI - speaks of dissention in Iranian army.]
REPORTER: Kati Marton

(Studio) Report with regard to Shahpour Bakhtiar's government and possible military coup introd.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Tehran, Iran) Reports of conflicts between civilian populace and soldiers noted. Popularity of Khomeini and sales of his pictures mentioned. Situation in Iran detailed, especially oil and construction inds. [BAKHTIAR - speaks of what he has done in two weeks and mentions secret police.]
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

(Studio) Report with regard to United States position in relationship to situation in Iran given.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) State Department mtgs. on Iran cited; decision to back Bakhtiar and maintain stance of noninterference noted. Khomeini and Communists mentioned.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Shah's exile described. Aswan, Egypt, Empress Farah, President Anwar Sadat, Morocco and United States mentioned. Upcoming item reported.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Dobbs, Greg;
Jarriel, Tom;
Koppel, Ted;
Marton, Kati

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