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Iran #58034

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 16, 1979
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(Studio) Planned evacuation of Americans from Iran noted scheduled for Saturday; Pan Am's evacuation of one planeload today reported United States recognition of Khomeini government stated. That government's executions of some opponents mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Tehran, Iran) Details given about Americans' preparations to leave Iran. Flight out today noted arranged by Pan Am for its employees and those of some American electronic firms. Experiences of several evacuees described. [Pan Am employee Jim KIRK - says men machine-gunned his apt.] Hilton Hotel in Tehran reported to be major staging point for evacuation; conditions here stated. Comments of evacuee Elizabeth Mier, wife of Bell Helicopter exec., cited.
REPORTER: Jack Smith

(Frankfurt, West Germany) Report on 1st evacuation flight and attitude of passengers about leaving Iran. Stop in West Germany noted. [Pan Am pilot Harvey BEENIFIELD - describes landing in Tehran.] [Evacuee Arelia HENRY - describes experiences with regard to getting to airport.] [Evacuee Peter BOGART - comments.]
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

(Studio) New Iranian government noted to have confiscated Shah's holdings in country Govt. executions of prominent Shah supporters, include 4 gens., reported; photograph shown. Demonstrations in Tehran and calls for more executions stated. Report on addnl. United States concern about Tehran, besides evacuating Americans
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Assumptions by Defense and State Depts. that security and secrecy of F-14 fighters and their Phoenix missile systems have been compromised in Iran detailed. Defense Department film shown.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) ABC News-Louis Harris poll with regard to public opinion of President Carter's handling of foreign policy and Iran in particular reported Results contrasted to those just after Camp David last fall.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reporter(s):
Dobbs, Greg;
Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank;
Smith, Jack
Duration:
00:06:20

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