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Lebanon / Hostage Release #318718

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 03, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Wyatt Andrews) [President REAGAN - denies that administration negotiated with terrorists for Mithileshwar Singh's release.] [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY -says United States is not making deals with terrorists.] [Ex-hostage Lawrence JENCO - recalls Iran/Contra scandal.] Singh's situation discussed. [Johns Hopkins Univ. spokesperson Fouad AJAMI - comments.] [Hostage's bro. Bruce STEEN and wife Virginia Rose STEEN - say they have hope.] [Ex- hostage Benjamin WEIR - comments on situation.] Dipl. sources quoted re: Iran's strategy.

(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: David Martin) Singh noted not United States citizen; administration reaction noted; hostage Terry Anderson mentioned.

(Studio: Dan Rather) French television report with regard to alleged secret talks between United States and Iran for release of hostages discussed. Program noted asserting that emissary from Vice President George Bush's campaign represented United States during talks. Bush aides noted denying charge.

(Studio: Dan Rather; Damascus, Syria: Doug Tunnell) Ex-Iran President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr quoted with regard to alleged talks between United States and Iran; details given. Bush aide, Richard Lawless, reported named as emissary from US. Reports with regard to alleged secret talks noted spreading across continent. Lawless discussed and quoted. Lawless noted associated with Bush's national security advisor Don. Gregg and his son Jeb Bush. Bush spokesperson noted denying negotiating with Iranians.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan;
Martin, David

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