ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 11, 1984
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(Studio) Reagan administration reported accusing Iranian government of involvement in recent hijacking there; surviving American passengers and bodies of those killed during siege reported en route to United States
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(London, England) Arrival of freed hostages in Kuwait featured; films shown. [John COSTA - hopes to see family soon.] Costa noted denying Iranians aided hijackers. [Captain Harry CLARK - doesn't believe collusion existed between Iran and terrorists.] Freed hostage Charles Kapar mentioned, shown. [COSTA - feels terrorists enjoyed beating them.] Hostages freed earlier recalled believing Iran did aid hijackers; terrorists said allegedly receive weapons and equipment from Iranians. Details given.
REPORTER: Al Dale
(DC) [Deputy press secretary Larry SPEAKES - criticizes Iran's lack of effort to end hijacking despite murder and torture of hostages.] His specific accusations listed on screen. [SPEAKES - claims United States attitude toward Iran will be determined by its course of action with terrorists.] [Senator Alan CRANSTON - calls for United States retaliation.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
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