ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 21, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.
(DC: John McWethy) Iran reported withdrawing dipls. from 12 European Community countries in response to Europe's reaction to Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini's death threat against Salman Rushdie, author of "The Satanic Verses".; details given of statement from Iranian parliament leader Hashemi Rafsanjani in support of Khomeini. [President BUSH - says Iran will be held accountable if any actions are taken against American ints.] Questioning of Secretary of State James Baker by Congress detailed. [Representative Stephen SOLARZ, BAKER - discuss possibility of taking steps through UN.] US-Iran-Europe relations concerning situation reviewed.
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