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Iran weights ouster of Western newsmen

By WITH ANALYSIS FROM MONITOR CORRESPONDENTS AROUND THE WORLD, EDITED BY RUTH WALKER / January 7, 1980



Tehran, Iran

Iran announced Sunday it is studying the possible expulsion of American, British, and West German newsmen, the official Pars News Agency said. Abolghassem Sadegh, director general in charge of the foreign press at the Ministry of National Guidance, told Pars his ministry was looking into the question of mass expulsion for "as long as the Iran-US relations had not been clarified and, especially, as long as the US espionage center -- the former US Embassy -- was occupied."

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