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Middle East / Hostage Situation / Iran #570498

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 04, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani reported offering to help secure release of hostages held by Hizballah in Lebanon. Report introduced.

(London, England: Rick Davis) Changes in Iran over past few years listed; details given, scenes shown. Info. minister Ali Akbar Mohtashemi reported opposing contact with West and is organization of terrorist activities of Hizballah. [Hostage Joseph Cicippio's wife Elaham GHANDOUR - pleads for release of hostages.] Sheik Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah reported demanding release of Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid from Israel. Hizballah in Lebanon noted consisting of closely knit families.

Brokaw, Tom;
Davis, Rick

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