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Iran / Cyprus / Hijacking #115420

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 08, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Mike Lee) Arrival of hijacked Kuwaiti plane in Larnaca, Cyprus, after leaving Iran reported; scenes shown. [Voice of HIJACKER - says Kuwait must release political prisoners or hostages will be exposed to danger.] Iran government reported allowing plane to take off from Meshed; details given, scenes shown from Iran television and film taken by Turkish cameraman. Rte. of plane from Iran to Beirut, Lebanon, then Damascus, Syria, where landing was refused, and finally to Cyprus detailed; messages from airports played. [Released HOSTAGE - says there were no searches at airports.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Kuwait: Hilary Bowker) Response by Kuwait to hostage crisis featured; details given, scenes shown. Kuwait's hope that incident would have been settled in Iran detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Response from West sources to relocation of plane in Cyprus noted.

Bowker, Hilary;
Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike

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