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Iran / Hijacking #88486

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 06, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(London, England) Hijackers of Kuwaiti airliner to Iran reported killing hostages to emphasize seriousness of demands; alleged remarks of hostage believed to be United States consul from Karachi, Pakistan, quoted. [Voice of Iran English Language Radio ANNOUNCER - claims hijackers killed consul's aide.] [Released PASSENGER - describes terrorists' takeover of plane.] Current status of hijacking described.

(DC) State Department's accounting of number Americans aboard hijacked plane, include employees of Agency for International Dvt., outlined on screen; probability that AID field auditor Charles Hegna is among victims noted. [Edwena HEGNA - considers terrorists' motives in killing husband.] United States noted relying on Switzerland to act as liaison with Iran since breaking diplomacy relations following Iranian hostage seizure.
REPORTER: John McWethy

Dale, Al;
Koppel, Ted;
McWethy, John

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