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West Berlin / Disco Bombing #558672

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 11, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Anne Garrels) 1986 La Belle disco bombing reviewed. President Reagan recalled blaming Libya and bombing Tripoli in retaliation. [REAGAN - says evidence irrefutable.] Message interception discussed. West German Christine Endrigkeit reported arrested in connection with bombing. Endrigkeit noted claiming to work for Palestinian terrorists Ahmed Hazi and Nezar Hindawi. [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - comments on situation.] State Department officials quoted regarding Syrian involvement. Hazi reported convicted of Syrian-supported bombing of Arab club weeks prior to La Belle bombing. Hindawi mentioned working for Syrian intelligence and trying to blow up Israeli jet in London, England. United States officials quoted regarding separate standards for Syria and Libya. State Department officials' refusal to comment on Syrian involvement in bombing noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) State Department reported announcing extension of trade embargo against Libya. State Department spokesperson quoted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Garrels, Anne

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