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Iranian Hijacking Aftermath #294828

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 12, 1984
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(Studio) Iran's prime minister reported blaming United States for deaths of two Americans in recent hijacking of Kuwaiti airliner to Tehran; details given. Bodies said returned to Andrews Air Force Base today; films shown. [Vice President George BUSH - eulogizes Charles Hegna and William Stanford.] REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Surviving Americans John Costa and Charles Kapar reported arriving at United States air base in West Germany for medical checks and debriefing; films shown. [Former Iranian president Abolhasan BANI-SADR - claims hijackers were same terrorists who seized Air France plane in August] Question of collusion between terrorists and Iranian government considered; August hijacking to Tehran reviewed. Ceremony in Kuwait today marking last December's bombing of United States embassy there, linked to Kuwaiti hijacking, noted; details given.
REPORTER: David Martin

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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