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Lebanon Hostages / US-Iran Relations #307625

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 05, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Secret US-Iran negotiations regarding hostages in Lebanon examined. [Robert McFARLANE - declines comment on his recent Tehran efforts.] Hostages David Jacobsen, Benjamin Weir and Father Lawrence Jenco said freed as result of talks with Iran, despite United States crediting Syria at the time. President Reagan quoted on screen with regard to Syria's role in delivering Jenco. TWA hijacking said indicating Iran's control of hostage situation rather than Syria's President Hafez al-Assad; details given, scenes shown. Iran's parliament speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani said personally intervening to win release of some Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) passengers held by Party of God terrorists. Sec. council staff member Oliver North's negotiations with Iranian representatives since noted. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger recalled avoiding criticism of China (PR) arm shipments to Iran during his Peking visit last mo.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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