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Middle East / Hostage Crisis / Diplomacy #570552

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 07, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Militant Iranian interior minister Ali Akbar Mohtashemi reported visiting grave of Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini and calling for crusade against Americans Report introduced. (Damascus, Syria: Rick Davis) United Nations Undersecretary Marrack Goulding reported continue to negotiate with Hizballah leader Sheik Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah and Lebanese prime minister Selim al-Hoss in Beirut, Lebanon; details given, scenes shown. [GOULDING - comments on situation.] Algerian prime minister reported meeting with Hizballah Sheik Tofeli, who is believed to have been involved in bombing of United States Marine barracks in Lebanon in 1983. Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani reported denying report that he had sent letter to President Bush with regard to hostages.

Brokaw, Tom;
Davis, Rick

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