NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 21, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Frankfurt, West Germany: Brian Stewart) Pol. crisis faced by Chancellor Helmut Kohl in United States extradition request for accused Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hijacker Mohammed Hamadei as 2nd German national was kidnapped in Beirut, Lebanon, and PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) warning of hostage's murder should Hamadei be extradited examined; details given, scenes shown. Circumstances surrounding abductions of Alfred Schmidt and Rudolf Cordes reviewed. [For. ministry spokesperson Juergen CHROBOG - cites need to be cautious.] [PLO spokesperson Abdullah FRANGI - threatens Cordes' life should Hamadei leave Germany.] [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - sees moral obligation not to capitulate to terrorists.] [GERMAN - feels President Reagan negotiated with Iran.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Pentagon reported placing United States military installations worldwide on terrorism alert due to situation.