ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 16, 1989
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.
(London, England: Charles Glass) Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini's threat to murder Salman Rushdie, author of controversial novel "Satanic Verses", reported; details given of state of British-Iran relations due to this issue. [British foreign secretary Sir Geoffrey HOWE - calls Khomeini's stmt. unacceptable.] Support of European Parliament, France, Netherlands and US for Rushdie and freedom of speech detailed. [Secretary of State James BAKER - says United States opposes terrorism.] Latest Iranian threats against Rushdie noted.
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