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Terrorist Kidnapping / Spain / Egypt #241876

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 15, 1975
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(Studio) Palestine guerrillas in Egypt embassy in Spain threatened to kill hostages at midnight if Egypt didn't answer demands. 1 of demands was renunciation of Sinai agreement.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Madrid, Spain) Algeria rptdly. agreed to Egyptian request to fly plane to Madrid to pick up guerrillas. Guerrillas agreed not to blow up embassy. [Voice of GUERRILLA - says Egyptian delegation must leave Geneva and not sign agreement.] Radicals claim to be PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) faction. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) spokesperson denies this. BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) reporter talked to Egyptian Ambassador by telephone. [Ambassador Mahmoud Abdel GHAFFAR - says they're serious in intent to blow up building Guerrillas pleasant. They have explosives and weapons; describes them.] General Francisco Franco wants good Arab relations but can't be easy going with terrorists.

(Studio) President Anwar Sadat says no to guerrillas' demands.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) In speech, Sadat said he agreed to Algerian plane idea. Speech was rebuttal to Egypt's critics. Accused USSR on instigating Arab attacks against Egypt. [President press spokesperson Tahsin BASHIR - says act uncalled for; ill-timed and insensitive. Those who do it ill-advised. Will continue to work for just peace and land for Palestinians.]
REPORTER: John Sheahan

Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John;
Simon, Bob

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