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US-West Germany Relations and Hamadei / Glass Abduction in Lebanon #316305

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 24, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan's interpretation of West Germany's denial of United States extradition request for Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hijacker Mohammed Ali Hamadei reported

(DC: Rita Braver) Controversy over President Reagan's handling of Hamadei extradition request examined; details given, scenes shown. [Patricia STETHEM - claims President told her that he prevented West Germany from exchanging son's reputed killer for German hostages in Beirut.] White House response noted. [W. German embassy spokesperson Peter MENDE - denies swap was considered.] [US Attorney General Edwin MEESE - praises West Germany's decision.] 1985 Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hijacking recalled; details given, scenes shown.

(Damascus, Syria: Bert Quint) Ali Osseiran and driver reported released by Beirut kidnappers who are still holding ABC correspondent Charles Glass; details given, scenes shown. [OSSEIRAN - doesn't know condition of Glass' status.] [Fiona GLASS -praises continued Syrian efforts to free husband.] President Hafez al-Assad's reaction to Glass' kidnapping by Iranian-backed Shiite extremists and political implications considered.

Braver, Rita;
Quint, Bert;
Rather, Dan

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