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Achille Lauro Aftermath #300490

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 21, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Cairo, Egypt) Efforts of United States envoy John Whitehead to ease tension with President Hosni Mubarak over recent Achille Lauro hijacking examined; scenes shown. [WHITEHEAD - regrets course dvts. took in hijacking.] [Reporter Hedayat Abdel NABI - considers Whitehead's presence here a form of United States apology.] Pol. problems caused by affair for Mubarak considered. [Courtesy "60 Minutes", MUBARAK - denies lying about hijackers' whereabouts; explains.]
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Whitehead noted continuing on to Tunisia in similar bid to smooth US- Tunisian relations over failure of United States to condemn Israeli raid on PLO headquarters in Tunis recently. Italian Prime Min. Bettino Craxi said asked to form new government following collapse in wake of Achille Lauro affair; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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