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Iran #57958

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 12, 1979
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(Studio) United States government move to align with new government in Iran noted. President Carter's announcement of contact and cooperation with followers of Ayatollah Khomeini reported Film shown. [CARTER - comments on contact between United States and followers of prime minister-designate Mehdi Bazargan.] Situation for Americans in Iran stated. Reaction of other ntns. cited.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) USSR recognition of new rulers of Iran noted. Conditions in Iran, esp. Tehran, reported; only token resistance said to come even from Shah's supporters.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tehran, Iran) Report on revolutionaries' takeover of Tehran, particularly Shah's palaces and Hilton and Sheraton hotels.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

(Studio) Uncertainty about fates of deposed Prime Min. Shahpour Bakhtiar and Shah's military cmdrs. Bakhtiar's possible protection by Bazargan noted. Khomeini's statements given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) 6 United States Army copters based in England reported to be in Italy and small group of Marines said grounded in Azores due to Turkey's refusal to allow 2 groups to land there. Plans noted to have been for troops to be ready in Turkey to continue to Tehran.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Dobbs, Greg;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank

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