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Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing / Investigation / Syria, Iran #336529

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 20, 1991
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(London: Bill McLaughlin) The investigation of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 reexamined; scenes shown of plane's wreckage in Lockerbie, Scotland; details given of decision by United States and Britain to accuse two low- level Libyan agents of the bombing. [Mideast terrorism expert Kenneth TIMMERMANN - says Libya, Syria and Iran are engaged in an international terrorism network.] Evidence linking Iran, Syria and terrorist Ahmed Jabril to the plot detailed. [Former CIA counterterrorism director Vincent CANNISTRARO - talks about Jabril's commission from Iran to revenge the United States shooting down of an Iranian plane in 1988.] Jabril's links to Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and Libyan leader Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi that have been ignored by United States and Britain to protect the Middle East peace talks and secure the release of the American hostages in Lebanon outlined. Article in "New York Times" citing complicity of Iran and Syria cited. President Bush and British Prime Minister John Major noted both up for reelection next year.

McLaughlin, Bill;
Smith, Harry

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