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Iran / Hijacking, Commentary #88074

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 10, 1984
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(Studio) Conclusion to hijacking in Iran reported.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(London, England) Iranian security agents' end to hijacking examined; films shown. [Freed hostages pilot Captain Harry CLARK, John COSTA, Charles KAPAR - describe their ordeal.] Terrorists recalled murdering two employees of Agency for International Dvt. [COSTA - praises rescuers.] [KAPAR - acknowledges fear.] Question of Iran's treatment of hijackers considered.

(DC) State Department's lack of either criticism or praise of Iran's handling of incident noted. [Department spokesperson John HUGHES - will refrain from further comment until remaining Americans are freed by Iran.] Officials' skepticism about rescue, considering possibility it was staged between Iran and terrorists, discussed; details outlined on screen. Factors thought underlying terrorists' end to siege considered; Secretary of State George Shultz mentioned reiterating his call for mil. force against terrorists. Possible implications for United States military action of USS Eisenhower's departure from Israel for tour of Mediterranean mentioned.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(DC) Commentary concerns apparent role reversal between State Department and Defense Department over issue of United States military retaliation against terrorism; differing opinions between Secys. Shultz and Caspar Weinberger reviewed as example
REPORTER: George Will

Dale, Al;
McWethy, John;
Threlkeld, Richard;
Will, George

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