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Berlin / Terrorists' Trial #100135

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 26, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(W. Berlin: Steve Shepard) Syrian connection revealed in trial here of terrorists Ahmed Hasi and Farouk Salameh, convicted of spring bombing of German-Arab Friendship Society, examined; details given, scenes shown. [Justice ministry spokesperson Volker KAEHNE - cite defendants' stmts. regarding Syria.] Arrest warrant said issued for Lieutenant Colonel Haitham Saed, Syrian intelligence ofr. who allegedly aided defs.; Said recalled named key figure in London trial recently of Hasi's brother, convicted of attempted bombing there of Israeli airliner. Denial of allegations by Syrian ambassador to E. Berlin mentioned. [For. affairs committee chairperson Hans STERCKEN - can't accept state-sponsored terrorism on German soil.] Improbability of West Germany breaking relations and general attitude here toward United States advice on terrorism in wake of US-Iran arms scandal noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Steve

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