The Michigan Daily-Thursday, January 11, 1979-Page 7
TIES RISK OF MILITARY COUP:
New premier says shah ma ygo
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Prime
Minister Shahpour Bakhtiar was
quoted yesterday as saying that Iran
faces the danger of a military coup, but
that he still expects the shah to leave
"At the moment the country is facing
on the one hand corrupt governments of
the last 25 years which violated the
rights of the Iranian people and on the
other hand is facing the threat of a
military coup," the Iranian newspaper
Kayhan quoted him as saying.
THE NEWSPAPER said Bakhtiar,
who is expected to present his new
civilian Cabinet to the lower house of
Parliament today, claimed he was
"trying my best to prevent a military
Rumors spread over the capital in
recent days that military commanders
deeply loyal to Shah Mohammad Reza
Pahlavi might attempt a replay of the
events of August 1953 when unrest
plagued the nation. At that time the
monarch was forced to leave the coun-
try, returning three days later when the
military had seized power.
Bakhtiar was quoted as saying the
shah would be leaving the country,
ostensibly for rest and medical treat-
"NOT ONLY WILL I not prevent the
shah from going abroad," Bakhtiar
was quoted, "but I personaly suggested
this and this has been one of the con-
ditions under which I accepted the
The date of the shah's long awaited
departure, expected to calm his violent
opposition, has not been announced.
The United States, meanwhile, will
send a small squadron of 12 F-15
fighters to Saudi Arabia for a
"relatively short period" this month to
demonstrate American support for
Saudi security, U.S. Defense Depar-
tment officials said yesterday.
THE DECISION to send the high-
speed, highly maneuverable fighters is
the second move announced in an ap-
parent U.S. effort to show its military
reach into the Persian Gulf area while
Iran is rife with conflict.
The Pentagon said it will continue to
keep a small squadron of warships in
the nearby Arabian Sea and Indian
U.S. estimates showed that 30,000
Americans have left Iran in the last two
months, an average of 500 a day. Only
12,000 remain in the country, compared
with 42,000 before the conflict escalated
last fall, State Department spokesman
Hodding Carter said Tuesday.
U.S. OFFICIALS in Washington who
asked not to be identified expressed
disappointment that Bakhtiar, a
longtime opponent of the shah, had
been unable to restore order.
American sources said Gen. Robert
Huyser, deputy commander of U.S. for-
ces in Europe, was telling Iranian
military leaders that Washington hoped
they would back the new government.
One knowledgeable Western observer
discounted the chances of an immiment
coup and predicted the military would
give Bakhtiar a chance to salvage the
country before making any moves.
THE IRANIAN armed forces, with
one of the world's best stockpiles of
military equipment, traditionally have
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new housing site
(Continued from Page 1) complained that the University "had
population in that area, "housing cer- not supplied many details" and "was
tainly comes to mind" as a logical use not very clear" as to what it intended to
for the land. Korman said another use do with these streets.
of the street under consideration is an Last year, the Planning Commission
academic or research oriented building turned down the University's request
of an "Institute of Social Research for the vacating of Madison St. because
type." the Commission felt the University had
CITY COUNCILMAN Ken Latta (D- failed to provide sufficient information
First Ward), said the University "was on its future intentions.
not very clear" on its future plans for However, since last year's vote, the
the area. He recalled that the dorm nine-person Commission has changed
construction possibility had come up by addition of four new members,
several times in questioning of Univer- whom Latta accuses of "being appoin-
sity planners. However,'the councilman ted in order to approve."
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committee decision reflected a consen-
sus, reached after extensive discussion.
The committee proposed changing
some policies, saving money in such
areas as food consolidation but spen-
ding more in others, such as full reim-
bursement of RAs. The changes nearly
balance, meaning the average rate will
rise 6.9 per cent, approximately the
same amount it would rise due to in-
flation if all services and policies had
been left untouched.
Snustad said the increase falls within
voluntary inflationary guidelines
established by President Carter.
been loyal to the shah. At least half its
430,000 members pursue the military as
a well-paid career.
Sources in Tehran predicted that
even if hardline senior officers should
seize power and tryto impose tighter
discipline on the country, they would
strive to retain the shah as official
The leader of Tehran's Shiite
Moslems, the Ayatullah Taleghani, said
yesterday families of army officers had
appealed to him for help after mob at-
tacks on soldiers and their relatives.
TALEGHANI IS closely allied with
the spiritual leader of the Shiites,
Ayatullah Kohmaini, who lives in exile
outside Paris. Taleghani issued an ap-
peal for his followers to refrain from
"lynch justice" in pursuing offices,
government officials or secret police
agents, and said punishmnet "is the
responsibility of the courts.''
Bakhtiar, in his newspaper interview,
was quoted as saying the government
had lifted' martial law in the city of
Shiraz and would end military control
in another Iranian city next week.
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CUGA: T HE NEW DIALOGUE
Fidel and Cuba opened a new dialogue with the Cuban-American
community by inviting a delegation to return for a series of di-
cussions, Dec. 1978 relating in part to political prisoners. Many of
these people had not seen Cuba or members of their families
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Bu gging bill to be reintroduced
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violates the privacy of people inter-
viewed by ISR.
"I'm very disappointed in the ISR's
position on this," Clodfelter said. "In
the name of some academic pursuit
they are willing to surrender the
privacy of the people of this state."
The representative added that ISR
administrators are "creative enough"
to devise other ways of measuring em-
HE ALSO SAID that Milliken's veto
was "irreconcilable" with the gover-
nor's order to the Department of Social
Services to get rid of its own monitoring
Clodfelter said the governor's
decision to veto the legislation because
there has been no evidence of abuse
was not credible. He pointed out it is
difficult to uncover such evidence when
the activity in question is done in
secret. He added that there is "no
question about its potential for abuse."
Howard Simon, regional director of
the American Civil Liberties Union
(ACLU), who lobbied for the bill, at-
tributed the governor's veto to
''economic blackmail.'' Simon called
the veto "a totally inconsistent act on
the part of the governor" because, he
said, Milliken has historically -been
against such wiretapping and never ex-
pressed opposition to this bill while it
was debated in the legislature.
SIMON SAID the veto was the result
of "last-ditch lobbying" by businesses,
including Michigan Bell and the
Airlines, and the Michigan Chamber of
According to Simon, a Michigan
Chamber of Commerce member told
him that airline representatives might
consider replacing their reservation
clerks with a toll-free phone number in
Michigan if the bill passed.
Clodfelter said that after the gover-
nor's major objections to the bill were
determined, it would be resubmitted.
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