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Lebanon / Hostage Release #112702

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 04, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Damascus, Syria: David Ensor) Press conference with released hostage Mithileshwar Singh reported; scenes shown. [SINGH - discusses his treatment; talks about other hostages still held in Lebanon.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Implications of hostage release for president election campaign '88 noted. Report introduced.

(DC: Sheilah Kast) Issue of negotiations between United States and Iran over hostages in Lebanon featured. [President REAGAN - says there have not been dealings with Iran.] White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted with regard to possible relations with Iran. [Middle East analyst Judith KIPPER - says it is possible hostages may be released.] [Middle East analyst Gary SICK - says hostages are worth money to groups holding them.] Iran's hopes for future relations with United States reviewed.

Ensor, David;
Jennings, Peter;
Kast, Sheilah

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