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Middle East / Higgins / Iran / Israel #328912

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 08, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introd.

(DC: David Martin) Colonel William Higgins' wife Robin Higgins reported acknowledging death of her husband. [HIGGINS - comments; praises President Bush.] FBI recalled determining that man in videotape released by Hizballah was Higgins. Iran reported demanding return of its frozen assets in exchange for obtaining hostages' release. Bush's stance on issue and Israel's possible hostage swap noted.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Bob Simon) Israeli stance on hostage crisis examined. [Defense Min. Yitzhak RABIN - wants proof that hostages are alive.] [General Moshe NATIV - (ret.) says negotiations could take years] [UN Undersecretary Marrack GOULDING - urges Israel to release Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid.] Hostage incident involving Jordanian man along Israeli-Jordan border discussed; scenes shown. [Shooting victim Lauren ROSEN - comments.]

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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