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Iran #58070

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 19, 1979
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(Studio) Ayatollah Khomeini's warning of retaliation against those fighting his followers detailed. His identification of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat as friend of new Iran government and presentation to Arafat of what was formerly Israeli embassy reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Tehran, Iran) Details of Arafat's visit to Tehran given; is noted to have diverted city's attention from problems with revolution. Lack of public response to government call to turn in weapons reported Emergence of leftist groups, like Fedayeen, from revolutionaries and of differences within government described. Reports of disagreements in leadership stated. Positions of Prime Min. Mehdi Bazargan, Khomeini and Khomeini aide Sadegh Ghotbzadeh noted.
REPORTER: Jack Smith

(Studio) Burning of American consulate in Tabriz mentioned. Departure of more Americans from Tehran reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank;
Smith, Jack

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