NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 20, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Great Britain and European Common Mkt. reported placing sanctions against Iran due to Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini's order that "The Satanic Verses" author, Salman Rushdie, be killed. Report introduced.
(London, England: Peter Kent) Great Britain noted withdrawing all embassy staff from Iran. [British foreign secretary Sir Geoffrey HOWE - condemns Khomeini's incitement to murder on British soil.] [Khomeini's daughter MUSTAFAVI - (thru translator) defends her father.] Moslem leader in Paris, France, reported suggesting that Khomeini is being manipulated by religion subversives. Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, quoted on screen re: situation. Pro-Iranian group in London, England, noted threatening to attack British targets if Rushdie conts. to hide.