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Peru / Lima Hostage Crisis / Fujimori Interview #411419

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 08, 1997
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The first telephone interview with Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori introduced.

(Lima: Lucia Newman) Fujimori's public pronouncements about the hostage standoff at the Japanese diplomatic compound featured. [FUJIMORI - explains why he has been mostly silent about the terrorist crisis; indicates there have been high-level talks with the rebels until the last four or five days; promises to wait and to not liberate the imprisoned terrorists as demanded by the MRTA rebels; discusses some options to end the crisis.] Fujimori's demeanor during the interview described and his references to the rebels as "terrorists" and the current position of Japanese companies that no ransom will be paid discussed.

Newman, Lucia;
Shaw, Bernard

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