NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 13, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Return to United States of Americans John Costa and Charles Kapar, survivors of recent hijacking in Iran, described, shown. [KAPAR - praises Iran's treatment of hostages.] Iranian prime minister Hussein Moussavi's rejection of United States demands to try hijackers, demanding exchange of hijackers for anti-Ayatollah Khomeini Iranians based in Paris, reported [State Department spokesperson Alan ROMBERG - considers Moussavi's proposal strange and bizarre.] Moussavi recalled also claiming United States policies were responsible for murders of American hostages. [ROMBERG - thinks allegation is "sick."] Iranian exiles noted believing hijackers of Kuwaiti plane to Tehran were same terrorists who hijacked Air France plane there last August; United States accusation of collusion between Iranian officials and terrorists mentioned.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb