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Iran / Bani-Sadr Interview #73329

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 20, 1981
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(Studio) Iranian officials reported raiding Mujahedeen office and arresting several officials still loyal to ousted president Abolhassan Bani-Sadr.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Paris, France) Bani-Sadr's assessment of Ayatollah Khomeini outlined. [BANI-SADR - (thru translator) discusses his efforts to overthrow Khomeini; comments on other Iranian exiles' desire to place Shah's son on Peacock throne; mentions USSR ; acknowledges Iranian arms purchases from Israel; discusses continuing Iran-Iraq war, United States hostage crisis, Shah's stay in US, United Nations commission's visit to Tehran in 1980.] Implications of interview in terms of French position noted.
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger

(Studio) Israel's response to report of arms sales to Iran reported Further discussion of issue on tonight's "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Salinger, Pierre

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