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Middle East / Hostage Crisis / Diplomacy #124036

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 05, 1989
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Damascus, Syria: Jerry King) Review given of diplomatic negotiations in hostage crisis in Middle East; details given of role of United Nations envoy Marrack Goulding, of refusal of Shiite Hizballah movement to swap Israeli prisoners for Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid, who was kidnapped by Israel eight days ago, of report that Iran has refused to accept President Bush's appeal for help despite President Hashemi Rafsanjani's earlier stmts. and of possible intercession of Algeria and Syria in negotiations; Algerian ambassador Khaled Hasnawi mentioned. [GOULDING - says situation must be solved by quiet dipl.] [In Beirut, Lebanon, WOMAN - (thru translator) comments on possibility of bombing of city by United States Navy.] Scenes shown of war-torn Lebanon.

King, Jerry;
Simpson, Carole

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