ROVING REPORT IRAN: THE FALL OF PRESIDENT BANI-SADR CUTS 1 OF 1
RR8126/2 IRAN: THE FALL OF PRESIDENT BANI-SADR CUTS 1 OF 1
Story No.: z073906
Source: AP Television
Date: 06/26/1981 12:00 AM
Anti Bani-Sadr demonstration; the Majlis (Iranian Parliament); Bani-Sadr at a press
conference (file film); Ayatollah Khomeini leaves house in France with aides (incl
Bani-Sadr) and returns to Iran in 1979; Khomeini speaking to gathering (file film);
voting in the Iranian presidential elections 1980; Bani-Sadr addresses meeting
after presidential victory; scenes outside US Embassy 1980 during hostage crisis;
Bani-Sadr SOF on power struggle with students; meeting of Socialist Mujahedeen
Khalq; votes in Majlis elections; prayer meeting attended by PM Muhammad Ali Rajai;
scenes of Iranian troops battling across river in Iran-Iraq war and casualties;
Bani-Sadr welcomed to Teheran after near fatal helicopter crash; closed Bani-Sadr
newspaper offices; anti Bani-Sadr demonstration; Islamic paramilitary 'Pasdarans'
parade; Shapour Bakhtiar in Teheran; aftermath of Bakhtiar assassination attempt in
Paris; interview with Bakhtiar on post Bani-Sadr Iran; animated anti Bani-Sadr crowds.
Background to Story: After seventeen months in power, Pres Abdolhassan Bani-Sadr
of Iran has gone into hiding. Elected by an overwhelming majority he was never able
to exercise full authority or build a power base. Opposed by Islamic hardliners he
was finally outmanoeuvred and discredited by them.
Film: Rev - Sound: Mag/SOF - Colour- Available in HD