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Lebanon Hostages / Jacobsen, Iranian Connection #547682

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 04, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Church of England envoy Terry Waite said possibly returning to Lebanon to negotiate releases of hostages Terry Anderson and Thomas Sutherland following his success in winning David Jacobsen's freedom.

(DC: Marvin Kalb) Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane reported leading United States delegation to Tehran to deliver United States military spare parts in effort to win Iran's cooperation in Lebanon hostage situation; details given, scenes shown. Today noted anniversary of United States hostage crisis in Tehran. Parliament speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani's description of McFarlane's visit outlined. US policy on military shipments to Iran noted. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - declines comment.] President Reagan's similar statement mentioned. National security adviser John Poindexter said allegedly arranging McFarlane trip. Israel spokesperson and White House spokesperson Larry Speakes' response to reports that Israel was liaison for delivering United States military equipment to Iran mentioned.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Wiesbaden, West Germany) David Jacobsen's reunion with family here featured; scenes shown. Indiv. family members (named and shown) described. [JACOBSEN - reacts to reunion; jokes about experience.] [Dr. Charles MAFFET - describes normal behavior of freed hostages.] [Terry WAITE - hopes for imminent release of Terry Anderson and Thomas Sutherland.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Kalb, Marvin
Duration:
00:05:00

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