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Lebanon / Kidnapping #300468

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 02, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Islamic Liberation Org.'s murder of Soviet dipl. Arkady Katkov, kidnapped in Beirut recently, and threat to kill others unless Syria halts offensive against Moslem fundamentalists in Tripoli examined; scenes, photos shown. Implications of situation for President Hafez al-Assad's control in Lebanon considered.

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Paris, France) Gorbachev's silence on Lebanon situation during his visit noted; scenes shown. Soviet television mentioned blaming Israel; details given. [SOV. - is outraged.] [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - calls for immediate release of all hostages in Lebanon.] Kremlin spokesperson Leonid Zamyatin said announcing Moscow's request that Syria intervene on hostages' behalf. [Columbia Univ. spokesperson Jonathan SANDERS - doesn't believe Gorbachev will allow kidnapping to affect his policies or Paris summit.] Gorbachev's effort to create gap between West Europe and US, especially on Star Wars issue, cited.
REPORTER: Mark Phillips

McNeill, Don;
Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan

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