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Paris / Bakhtiar #66581

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 18, 1980
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(Studio) Attempt to assassinate former Iranian prime minister Shahpour Bakhtiar reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Paris, France) Details of assassination attempt given; films shown. Gunmen said Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian; Bakhtiar quoted with regard to his expectations of such event due to statement by Ayatollah Khalkhali. French government's condemnation of shooting, issued to Iranian foreign minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh,in Paris en route to South America, outlined.
REPORTER: Jacques Grenier

(Studio) Assassination attempts on Shah's family last yr, and as early as 1977 and siege on Iran's embassy in London recalled; films shown. Role of Ayatollah Khalkhali in overseas violence discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.

Grenier, Jacques;
Jennings, Peter

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