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Middle East / Hostage Crisis / Diplomacy / Iran #123566

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 10, 1989
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Mixed signals from Iran about hostage crisis noted; hostage Joseph Cicippio mentioned. Report introduced.

(DC: David Ensor) Conflicting rumors coming out of Iran about negotiations in hostage crisis featured; details given of response of President Bush's administration [State Department spokesperson Margaret TUTWILER - says United States is prepared for dialogue with government of Iran.] Report from Iranian newspaper that Pakistani for. minister Yaqub Khan might be intermediary between United States and Iran noted; Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani mentioned. [Center for Strategic and International Studies Dr. Shireen HUNTER - talks about factors that are pushing Iran towards greater pragmatism.] Hizballah's suicide bombing of Israel's soldiers in Lebanon yesterday recalled.

Ensor, David;
Simpson, Carole

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