NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 25, 1987
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(Studio: Chris Wallace) Ultimatum to West Germany for release of captured terrorist Mohammed Hamadei issued by Org. for the Oppressed on Earth, latest group to claim responsibility for most recent kidnappings of Americans in Beirut, Lebanon, reported
(Damascus, Syria: Rick Davis) Impact on Beirut University of abductions of profs. Jesse Turner, Alan Steen, Robert Polhill and Mithileshwar Singh discussed; details given, scenes shown. [Prof. Mohammed YAKAN - notes commitment of other American faculty members to remain.] Med. problems of Singh and Polhill described. West German embassy said awaiting word on kidnapped ntls. Alfred Schmidt and Rudolf Cordes; possibility Siemens Electronics, Schmidt's employer, has begun effort to win his freedom explained.
(Studio: Chris Wallace) Apparent status of Church of England envoy Terry Waite's mission to negotiate captives' release in Beirut reported
(DC: Anne Garrels) Implications of recent Beirut kidnappings and Hamadei extradition issue for Secretary of State George Shultz's resumption of control of foreign policy following Iran arms scandal examined; details given, scenes shown. Shultz and Attorney General Edwin Meese mentioned continuing pressuring West Germany for Hamadei's extradition. [Courtesy "This Wk.", Henry KISSINGER - cites importance of not giving in on extradition issue.] [Courtesy "This Wk.", Senator Claiborne PELL - fears West Germany may not extradite suspect.]