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Iran #58087

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 02, 1979
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(Studio) United States hopes that Ayatollah Khomeini won't put Iran into more turmoil and won't remain so strongly anti-American noted. Info. learned with regard to United States plan to counter threat reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Defense Secretary Harold Brown's upcoming trip to Mideast in attempt to convince Israel to join Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan in plugging hole left by Iran's collapse stated. Films shown. Concerns of these 4 ntns. with regard to Soviet gains in Afghanistan, South Yemen and Ethiopia noted. Difficulty in Brown's job described.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Update on situation in Iran and conflict between Khomeini and Prime Min. Shahpour Bakhtiar given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Details given about continued public reception for Khomeini in Tehran. Attempts of fors. and some Iranians to leave country noted. Films shown. Bakhtiar and Khomeini's statements about each other and future of cntry. given. Calls for Islamic government reported; effects this would have on Iran detailed. Fears of some about potential for acquiring another dictator if Khomeini is allowed to be head of government cited.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Scali, John

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