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Middle East / Hostage Crisis / Diplomacy / Iran #570045

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 10, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: John Cochran) Possibility that Iran will help negotiate release of hostages held in Lebanon by Hizballah examined; President Hashemi Rafsanjani mentioned. Pakistan's Prime Min. Benazir Bhutto reported offering to mediate between Iran and President Bush. [In June 1989, BHUTTO, BUSH - comment on United States- Pakistan relations] Pakistan's foreign minister Yaqub Khan reported going to Iran next week [State Department spokesperson Margaret TUTWILER - comments on hostages.] Bush spokesperson quoted with regard to Iran's frozen assets in United States banks. [Former undersecretary of State Joseph SISCO - says there will be hostage swap.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John

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