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Achille Lauro Hijacking Aftermath #300340

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 11, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Cairo, Egypt) Egypt's reaction to United States abduction of Achille Lauro hijackers, being escorted to safety by Egyptian government, examined; scenes shown. [Former hostage Judge Stanley KUBACKI - notes horror of ordeal.] Atmosphere surrounding United States ambassador Nicholas Veliotes' meeting with for. minister described. [Egyptian government SPOKESPERSON - explains purpose of meeting] [For. MIN. - declines comment on possible effect on Egypt's relationship with United States.] Egypt reported halting ship's planned departure; United States government's plan for American passengers to leave tonight instead noted. [Passenger Frank HODES - comments.]
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) President Reagan's condolence call to Leon Klinghoffer's family noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) International reaction to United States capture of Achille Lauro terrorists featured; scenes shown. [BRITONS, British foreign secretary Sir Geoffrey HOWE - praise United States action.] Similar praise by USSR and Israeli for. minister Yitzhak Shamir outlined; PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat mentioned continuing to deny organization's role in hijacking. [PLO spokesperson Shafiq al-HOUT - considers United States Navy equal to hijackers.] Probability of Palestinian retaliation against United States ints. cited.
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Los Angeles, California) Bombing assassination of Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee chairperson Alex Odeh after his television appearance defending PLO's right to punish Achille Lauro hijackers examined. [Courtesy CNN, ODEH - thinks PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) will punish terrorists if Egypt hands them over.] [MAN - comments.]

Dow, David;
Kroft, Steve;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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