NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 06, 1984
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(Studio) State Department said claiming two Americans are among passengers murdered by terrorists holding hijacked Kuwaiti passenger liner in Iran; details given.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Current status of hijacking, include terrorists' demands, examined; films shown. Agency for International Dvt. employee Charles Hegna's murder said confirmed. [Edwena HEGNA - reacts to husband's death.] Terrorists said identification as Shiite Lebanese; audio tape of one victim's screams played. [Ambassador Robert OAKLEY - believes Iranian authorities are sympathetic to terrorists.] Oakley noted blaming Iran's support of such terrorism for incident; Secretary of State George Shultz's recent threat of retaliation against international terrorism recalled. Lack of such action in current case thought probable.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb