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Middle East / Hostage Situation / Bush, Iran #123754

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 02, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Crisis of American hostages in Lebanon featured; details given of response by President Bush. [BUSH - explains approach to situation.] [Bahrain foreign minister Mohammed MUBARAK - talks about Colonel William Higgins.] [BUSH - says United States will keep on trying.] United States noted hoping to open dipl. channels with Iran.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Confusion over Iran's role in hostage situation noted. Report introduced.

(DC: David Ensor) State Department warning to Iran that it bears responsibility for safety of hostages in Lebanon reported; scenes shown of Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani with Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze. [State Department spokesperson Margaret TUTWILER - says Iran should use its influence for immediate release of hostages.] Rel. of Israel's kidnapping of Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid to hostage situation reviewed.

Ensor, David;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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