An Iranian official has warned that American interests throughout the Middle-East are at stake in the present crisis between Washington and Teheran.
Dr. Mohammed Ali Hadi, Iranian Revolutionary Council representative (in grey suit) seated between Algerian and Iranian officials listening to French interpreter; zoom into close up of Iranian official.
CU PAN (SAME SHOT) From Iranian official to Mohammed Al Hadi speaking in English.
SV/CU Reporters taking notice during speech (7 shots).
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: HADI "The United States never talks about the Shah and the crimes which he has committed in Iran. The Shah is responsible for the killing and massacre of one-hundred thousand people. He is responsible for the arrest and torture of half a million people. The Shah is responsible for the corruption and the backwardness which we inherited from his regime. And the American Embassy itself which is now in Teheran is responsible for all these problems of Iran. It is the same embassy which in 1953 conspired against the Iranian government and staged a coup d'etat and brought down the legitimate government of Doctor Mohammed Mossadegh. The United States should realise and understand that Iran is not alone and Iranian people are not alone in this war against the United States. Almost all Islamic countries are beside Iran. The whole third world countries which have suffered by the American Government, they are standing with Iran. Even in Europe there are many people who support Iran."
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: An Iranian official has warned that American interests throughout the Middle-East are at stake in the present crisis between Washington and Teheran. The warning was delivered in Algiers by Doctor Mohammed Ali Hadi, who's heading a delegation sent abroad to explain Iran's position towards the United States.
SYNOPSIS: Doctor Hadi said Iran had the support of almost all Islamic countries and any American attack or intervention would set the whole middle-East region on fire