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Lebanon / Hostages #314902

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 23, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(London, England: Tom Fenton) Ransom demands of Lebanese terrorists for release of allegedly fatally ill hostage Alann Steen examined; details given, scenes shown. [Bruce STEEN - has no knowledge of brother's health problems.] Radio Tehran reported claiming Revolutionary Justice Org. kidnapped Church of England envoy Terry Waite as United States spy; Druse leader Walid Jumblatt mentioned claiming Waite was carrying ransom money when he disappeared. Details given. [In Syria, Jimmy CARTER - considers allegation about Waite ridiculous.] Carter said believed discussing hostage issue in his mtgs. with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Alleged Revolutionary Justice Org. spokesperson said denying group had kidnapped Waite.

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan

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