ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 21, 1986
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(London, England: John Laurence) Syria's role in recent wave of British and West German terrorist attacks, rather than Libya alone, examined in detail; scenes shown. Attempted bombing of El Al plane by Nezar Hindawi in London and West Berlin bombings by his brother Ahmed Hasi and Farouk Salameh and their Syrian connection detailed on screen. [Berlin justice minister professor Rupert SCHOLZ - cites evidence indicating Syria's involvement.] [Attorney Ulo SALM - thinks Hasi bombed West Berlin sites for greed rather than political ideals.] Hindawi's and Hasi's relationship with Libya considered. Syrian President Hafez al-Assad said denying involvement in British and West German terrorist incidents.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Syria's apparent role in Rome and Vienna airport bombings discussed.
(DC: John McWethy) Factors underlying Reagan administration's reluctance to publicly accuse Syria of terrorism listed discussed. [Mideast expert Judith KIPPER - questions credibility of terrorists' confessions.] [Georgetown Univ. Arab studies spokesperson Michael HUDSON - cites political disadvantages to Syria of involvement in terrorism.] [KIPPER, HUDSON - discuss political and strategic reasons for United States not to attack Syria.]
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.