NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 19, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(State Department: John Dancy) Possible reasons why Middle East hostages are being released now featured; 1987 footage, current scenes of Beirut shown. Hostages said to have lost their symbolism in today's more peaceful Beirut. [Middle East specialist Robert HUNTER - comments on hostages, terrorism.] Changes in the Middle East caused by Operation Desert Storm noted. Iran's desires to rejoin civilized nations, to obtain money given by the Shah of Iran in the late '70's to the United States for military equipment it never received mentioned. [Former CIA official George CARVER - comments on money as inducement to free hostages.] Recent peace conference, perception of change in the Middle East mentioned.
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