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Middle East / Hostage Crisis / Diplomacy #328878

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 06, 1989
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Damascus, Syria: Allen Pizzey) Negotiations for hostage swap featured; statement from Middle Eastern group that it would trade hostage Joseph Cicippio for Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid, who was kidnapped by Israel, and other Arab prisoners noted; photograph shown of hostage Edward Tracy. Possibility that deal was offered in effort to drive wedge between Israel and United States examined; stmt. from Hizballah leader Hussein Musawi that his group would kill Israeli prisoner if Obeid was not returned noted. [UN envoy Marrack GOULDING - says conds. are now more conducive for negotiations.]

Chung, Connie;
Pizzey, Allen

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