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Iran-France Relations #313680

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 30, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Paris, France: Doug Tunnell) Scenes shown of French diplomacy Paul Torri arriving in Paris, France, after mos. of Iranian captivity. Torri noted exchanged for suspected terrorist Iranian Wahid Gordji; details given, scenes shown. French hostages being released reviewed. French premier Jacques Chirac mentioned thanking Iranian government for help. "La Monde" claim that French government paid ransom for hostages noted. Chirac denying newspaper's assertions. Former French hostage Jean-Louis Normandin reported spending last mos. with American hostages Joseph Cicippio and Edward Tracy. [NORMANDIN - American hostages waiting for freedom.] Hostages'location in Beirut, Lebanon, discussed. [NORMANDIN - says Cicippio helped him learn English.] Deal between France and Iran discussed.

Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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