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Middle East / Hostage Crisis / Higgins Death #328896

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 07, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) FBI reported concluding that videotape released by Hizballah does contain photos of Colonel William Higgins. Reports introd.

(DC: David Martin) FBI statement quoted on screen with regard to Higgins videotape. Marine General Alfred Gray reported telling wife Robin Higgins of FBI's conclusions. [President BUSH - comments on Higgins.] FBI noted unable to determine how or when Higgins died. [UN ambassador Clovis MAKSOUD - comments on release of remaining hostages.] United States warships reported remaining in position off coast of Lebanon.

(Damascus, Syria: Allen Pizzey) United Nations Undersecretary Marrack Goulding reported unable to retrieve Higgins' body; Sheik Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah mentioned. [GOULDING - comments.] Problems faced by Lebanese people listed; Christian leader Michel Aoun noted seeking help from USSR . Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani reported viewed as person who could help United States obtain hostages' release.

Martin, David;
Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan

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