The deposed Shah of Iran arrived in Cairo on Monday (24 March) and was immediately flown by helicopter to a heavily-guarded military hospital near the capital.
GV ZOOM SCU Former Shah of Iran stepping from helicopter
GV ZOOM SV Shah walking to car and gets in
SV PAN INTERIOR Shah with President Anwar Sadat of Egypt walks through building entrance, speaks to reporters and they move on
SV EXTERIOR Armed soldier outside hospital
SV INTERIOR Shah's wife, Empress Farrah, PAN TO Shah emerging from lift with President Sadat and party entering room
REPORTER: "President Sadat, can you take a minute?"
PRESIDENT SADAT: "No."
REPORTER: "Will the Shah be staying in Egypt?"
SHAH: "We'll have ample time...."
PRESIDENT SADAT: "Yes, he's permanent."
SHAH: "We'll have ample time after the operation to speak with you gentlemen, and ladies."
REPORTER: "You'll be staying here permanently, Sir?"
PRESIDENT SADAT: "Yes."
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Background: The deposed Shah of Iran arrived in Cairo on Monday (24 March) and was immediately flown by helicopter to a heavily-guarded military hospital near the capital. The ex-Shah had left his exile haven in Panama the previous day, twenty-four hours before Iran planned to start formal extradition proceedings against him.
SYNOPSIS: President Sadat greeted the Shah at Cairo airport and accompanied him to Maadi hospital where the former monarch is to undergo treatment for a cancerous spleen. The deposed leader was in Egypt for a short period last year after the Islamic revolution in Iran. Since that visit the Shah has stayed in Morocco, the Bahamas, the United States and Panama. On his arrival at Cairo airport, the Shah, and President Sadat spoke to reporters.
Maadi hospital is one of the most modern in the Middle East, able to handle virtually any disease. A team of fifteen doctors had been assigned to treat the Shah and a special hospital wing has been laid aside for him. Empress Farrah and six staff members accompanied the Shah to Egypt.