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Lebanon / French Hostages Release / France / Iranian Official #106680

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 29, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Release of 2 French journalists by kidnappers in Lebanon recalled. Report introduced.

(No location given: Dean Reynolds) Escort of Iranian embassy translator Wahid Gordji out of Paris, France, to airport for return to Iran reported; details given, scenes shown. Gordji's refusal to talk to police about terrorist bombings in Paris recalled. Possibility of link between Gordji's release and release of hostages Jean-Louis Normandin and Roger Auque in Lebanon reported [AUQUE - discusses hostage Terry Waite.] Disappearance of Waite on January 20 recalled. [Cousin John WAITE - hopes for deal.] Pessimistic statement by Auque on United States hostages in Lebanon noted; photos of 8 Americans shown.

Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Dean

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