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Lebanon / American Hostages #574536

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 21, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Damascus: Rick Davis) Expected release of an American hostage in Lebanon featured; scenes shown of preparations in Damascus, Syria. [Syrian foreign minister Farouk al-SHARAA - comments.] [US embassy press officer Darrel PENNER - says there is nothing new.] Yesterday's military parade in Lebanon by Hizballah and other terrorist groups shown. Statement from Mir Hussein Moussavi-Khamenei about hostage releases quoted.

(Studio: Garrick Utley; Damascus: Rick Davis) Issue of which hostage or hostages will be released discussed; details given of call from Iranian newspaper close to Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani for release of more than one hostage. Statement from Shiite leader Nabih Berri that delay is due to Iranian hard-liners led by Ali Akbar Mohtashemi mentioned.

Davis, Rick;
Utley, Garrick

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