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Persian Gulf / United States Hostages #110965

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 22, 1987
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(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Mike Lee) Successful arrival and departure of more US- protected Kuwaiti tanker convoys in Persian Gulf reported; details given, scenes shown. Reaction of French President Francois Mitterrand to pro-Iranian terrorist organization Islamic Jihad's threat to harm hostages quoted; videotape of French hostages Jean-Paul Kauffman and Marcel Carton shown, discussed. Kuwait's refusal to meet terrorists' demand noted. Oil slicks in Persian Gulf resulting from tanker collisions with mines noted.

Lee, Mike;
Meserve, Jeanne

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