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Lebanon / Hostages / Steen / Background To Release #132938

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 03, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Release of American hostage in Lebanon Alann Steen reported; scenes shown of him in Wiesbaden, Germany.

(Damascus: Charles Glass) Steen's captivity reviewed; scenes shown of Steen in Damascus, Syria. [STEEN - says he is glad to be out; talks about his captivity.] Role of Lebanese Shiite Moslem group Hizballah in the kidnappings and the imminent release of hostage Terry Anderson noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Steen's physical condition reported; his wife shown. Just-released hostage Joseph Cicippio's description of his captivity further detailed. Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) Conditions under which the hostages are finally being released reviewed; Israeli noted agreeing to release Lebanese prisoners if the Iranian-backed Hizballah will provide details about Israeli soldiers missing in Lebanon. Iran said promoting release of hostages in order to redevelop economic ties to the West. President Bush's administration reported providing Iran with assets frozen during the takeover of the United States embassy in Tehran in 1979; scenes shown.

Glass, Charles;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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