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(Studio: Connie Chung) Islamic Jihad's statement regarding halt to release of United States hostages in Lebanon reported
(DC: Marvin Kalb) Islamic Jihad's statement, accompanied by photograph of hostage Terry Anderson, quoted on screen; organization said believed as well holding Thomas Sutherland. Stmt. said believed referring to future United States arms shipments to Iran; Israel's description of arms shipped to Israel from United States outlined. [Thursday, President REAGAN -believes public attention on issue has threatened process.] [Former hostage David JACOBSEN - praises Reagan's actions.] [Israeli foreign minister Shimon PERES - cites complexity of issue.] "Washington Post" disclosure that Reagan ordered CIA director William Casey on January 17 to keep shipments secret from Congress said violating spirit of law; details given. [Senator Patrick LEAHY - resents White House trusting Iranian terrorists and not Congress]
- Chung, Connie;
- Kalb, Marvin
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