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Lebanon / Hostage Release #559477

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 03, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Pro-Iranian terrorists reported releasing Indian citizen Mithileshwar Singh; details given. Report introduced.

(Damascus, Syria: Peter Kent) Kidnappers reported sending communique and photograph to French news agency with regard to hostage release; Alann Steen mentioned. Photo released days ago noted showing Steen and Jesse Turner; Robert Polhill shown and discussed. [Syrian official Nasser KADDOUR - comments on release.] Singh reported to meet with United States ambassador Edward Djerejian tomorrow.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Americans remaining in captivity listed; photos shown. Report introduced.

(DC: John Cochran) Secretary of State George Shultz reported monitoring situation. [Syrian foreign minister Farouk Alabama-SHARAA - announces release of hostage.] [President REAGAN - comments on situation.] Info. with regard to Singh's release given. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - comments on situation.] Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati noted not mentioning hostages at UN, focusing instead upon Iran-Iraq war. [Iranian United Nations AMB. - says he has no comment.] Americans quoted off record with regard to Iran's involvement in hostages' release.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw; John Cochran) Admin.'s possible exploitation of situation for political reasons discussed; Shultz quoted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Steen's wife Virginia Rose Steen quoted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Kent, Peter

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