The former Shah of Iran and his wife were flown to Panama on Sunday (16 December) by the United States Airforce.
GV ZOOM INTO: Gunboat patrolling
SV: Residence with press corps standing around
CU: Former Shah of Iran speaking in English
CU: Panamanian official speaking in English
SHAH:"We were so shocked by this question of hostages that I even volunteered to leave New York Hospital when I was under treatment to eventually help solve this problem. And this tie, too, in leaving the United States for this beautiful country, we hope that it will help solving this problem, so let's hope that it would be a help".
SPOKESMAN:"We know what we are doing and we took the decision knowing what could be the reason. And what would be the benefits of it, in favour of the peace or the war and the conclusion of a solution of the conflict between two states, Iran and the United States."
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Background: The former Shah of Iran and his wife were flown to Panama on Sunday (16 December) by the United States Airforce. He had been staying at a hospital on an Air Force base near San antonio, Texas, since December, 2, following treatment for cancer in New York. In Panama, the former Shah was given the estate of a former ambassador to Washington on the Pacific Island of Contadora.
SYNOPSIS: The former Shah new home is guarded by his security men, and the Panamanian Navy protects the island. On arrival,k the former Shah and later a government spokesman met journalists.