ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 12, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Refueling and taking off of hijacked plane from Larnaca, Cyprus reported; scenes shown. Report introduced.
(Larnaca, Cyprus: Mike Lee) Release of more hostages and refueling operation here reported; details given, scenes shown. Earlier fatalistic stmt. from hijackers quoted. [Released HOSTAGE - explains conds. on plane.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Negotiating ability of Algerians discussed. Report introduced.
(Algiers, Algeria: Greg Dobbs) Algeria's previous role in negotiating hostage situations reviewed; scenes shown of release of Americans held in Iran to Algerians in 1981 and of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hijacked plane stopping here in 1985.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stmt. from Iranian deputy foreign minister that Iran considered storming plane in Iran, but that Kuwait turned down offer, reported Accusation from Kuwait newspaper that hijacking was orchestrated by Iran noted.