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Baker / NATO Countries Tour / US-PLO Relations / Lebanon Hostages #325487

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 11, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Secretary of State James Baker's whirlwind tour of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) countries noted. Report introduced.

(London, England: Bill Plante) Baker's stmts. about US-PLO relations explained; details given of Baker's rejection of Israel's request that US break off talks with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) because of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) guerrilla attack in south Lebanon last weekend. Baker reported also warning PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) against terrorism or any kind of mil. action. NATO's views noted changing because of climate in Europe created by USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer, Bill Plante) Discussion of possible impact of Kuwait's release of two Shiite Moslem prisoners who had been convicted in 1983 bombing of United States embassy on release of Americans held hostage in Lebanon. Iran's stmts. about hostages noted.

Schieffer, Bob;
Plante, Bill

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