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Lebanon / Hostage Release #559523

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 04, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Release of India citizen Mithileshwar Singh recalled. Report introduced.

(DC: Fred Francis) Iran reported now controlling captivity of all US hostages; Hizballah and Iranian sources quoted. Council comprised of leaders of terrorist factions reported headed by Iranian officials. Hostages' release noted to be decided by Iran. Sources reported confirming that United States and Iran have had indirect talks through third country with regard to hostages' release. [President REAGAN - comments on situation.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Damascus, Syria: Peter Kent) Singh and his wife Lala Mani shown with US amb. to Syria Edward Djerejian. [SINGH - comments on captivity.] Singh noted not discussing other hostages for fear of reprisal. [SINGH - urges reporters to respect his freedom.] [DJEREJIAN - comments on release.] Terrorists noted asserting that United States must endorse Palestinian rights before hostages Alann Steen, Jesse Turner and Robert Polhill will be released.

Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred;
Kent, Peter

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