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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Damascus, Syria: Doug Tunnell) Beirut Univ. student demonstration protesting weekend kidnappings of profs. Alan Steen, Jesse Turner, Robert Polhill and Mithileshwar Singh described, shown. Kidnapping of 2 uniden. fors. immediately following demonstration reported Possible relationship of abductions to West Germany's recent arrest of accused Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hijacker and to US arms sales to Iran considered. [Senator Claiborne PELL - accuses administration of encouraging kidnappings.] Islamic summit's opening in Kuwait today mentioned boycotted by Iran.
- Rather, Dan;
- Tunnell, Doug
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