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Iran #56307

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 25, 1979
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(Studio) Update on Iran situation given. Mentioned are Shah of Iran, Prime Min. Shahpour Bakhtiar and Ayatollah Khomeini.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Neauphle-le-Chateau, France) Details given of ayatollah's plans to leave France for Iran and of power struggle now under way between Bakhtiar and Khomeini. Demonstrations mentioned. Closure of Tehran airport noted.
REPORTER: Jack Smith

(Tehran, Iran) Conditions in Tehran and rest of Iran described. Contd. speculation with regard to possible army coup and army's continued denial and pledge of support to Bakhtiar and Shah reported Examination made of army position at present.
REPORTER: Jerry King

(Tehran, Iran) Demonstrations by both pro& anti-Shah factions in Tehran noted. Analysis made of outlook for continued unrest even with return of Khomeini due to this split. Bakhtiar's statements about support for Shah given.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

Dobbs, Greg;
Jennings, Peter;
King, Jerry;
Smith, Jack

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