Press release from office of William P. Clements Jr. regarding Interstate Oil Compact Commission, December 3, 1979
Press release from office of William P. Clements Jr. regarding Interstate Oil Compact Commission, December 3, 1979.
Interstate Oil Compact Commission
Texas A&M University
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
"Governor William P. Clements, Jr. Official State Papers, 1st Term, 1979-1983"
PR Press Office | 1st term
Texas State library and archives commission
Clements Texas Papers
Office of Governor William P. Clements, Jr. December 3, 1979 For Immediate Release: Governor Bill Clements issued the following statement Sunday in Los Angeles, where he is attending a meeting of the Interstate Oil Compact Commission: "Neither I nor the D.P.S. had any knowledge whatsoever of the Shah's transfer to Lackland Air Force Base. Lackland is an Air Force Base that is directly under the authority of the Department of Defense, and in turn, the President. "I do not anticipate any problems caused by the Shah's presence here for medical attention in the base hospital. I, like all Texans, am opposed to any inference of blackmail that has to do with holding America hostage to the Shah's release. We support the President in his position in this regard and I am sure that the President must have had in mind that we in Texas are well known for our defense of patriotism and that we will not be coerced by Mr. Khomeini or anybody else. "I would be remiss if I did not add a statement that I expect Texas to accept the Shah during this period of his convalescence in a spirit of hospitality and also peace and tranquility. We do not want any demonstrations either pro or con and we will take whatever measures are required to insure that this does not happen. Out of state agitators will not be tolerated and I have already so directed the D.P.S."