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Middle East / Hostage Situation / Cicippio, Iran #123957

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 03, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Latest demands from Middle Eastern group to be met in order that hostage Joseph Cicippio not be executed featured; details given of call for return of Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid and release of Palestinians jailed in Israel. [In videotape released by captors, CICIPPIO - appeals for Obeid's release.] [Brother Thomas CICIPPIO - reacts to news that execution has been put on hold.] Report introduced.

(Damascus, Syria: Jerry King) Issue of Iran's role in hostage situation reviewed; specific role of Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani in influencing Hizballah on issue of Cicippio's reprieve reported [UN official Marrack GOULDING - discusses hostage-taking.]

Jennings, Peter;
King, Jerry

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