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Iran / Kraus Return / Factions In Revolution / Oil Industry #58169

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 23, 1979
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(Studio) Welcoming ceremonies given Marine sergeant Kenneth Kraus at Andrews AFB on his return from Iran noted. Kraus reported to have been captured during Iranian attack on United States embassy in Tehran and released few days ago.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Andrews AFB) Details of ceremony given. Awarding of commendation and Purple Heart to Kraus by Navy and Marines noted. [Navy Secretary Graham CLAYTOR - comments.] [KRAUS - comments.] Kraus' statements about danger to Americans still in Iran reported.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

(Studio) Factionalism among Iranian revolutionary supporters of Ayatollah Khomeini described.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Rally by leftists in Tehran noted; details given. Leftists' demands with regard to new government stated. Leftists reported to be involved in oil industry and decisions with regard to resumption of product Problems cited.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Abadan, Iran) United States need for Iranian oil noted. Problems in Iranian oil fields reported to stem from control of industry by Khomeini cmtes. Debate over decision-making process at refineries, between cmtes. and management, stated. [National Iranian Oil Company spokesperson G.H. NAVIDI - says committee controls refinery.] [Deputy prime minister Ibrahim YAZDI - comments on problems.] Iran's need to get oil industry going again in order to combat bankruptcy mentioned. [MEN - comment on oil sales to United States; one equates United States with Israel.] Outlook detailed.
REPORTER: James Walker

(Studio) New Iranian government reported to have asked Swiss authorities to freeze all assets in Switzerland belonging to Shah and family.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Compton, Ann;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Walker, James

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