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Achille Lauro Aftermath #92582

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 10, 1985
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(Studio) White House reported questioning Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's credibility regarding whereabouts of Palestinian terrorists who hijacked Achille Lauro cruise ship and killed American passenger.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Egypt's plan to smuggle terrorists out aboard civilian aircraft tonight outlined, illustrated on screen; PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat thought awaiting terrorists' arrival in Tunisia. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - asks Egyptian government to prosecute terrorists; notes condition of victim they chose.] Tension in United States- Egyptian relations over incident cited.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Cairo, Egypt) Developing of major rift between United States and Egypt over latter's handling of terrorists reviewed. [Voice of United States ambassador Nicholas VELIOTES - believes hijackers are still in Egypt; praises heroism of passengers, especially Martha (sic) Klinghoffer, widow of slain Leon Klinghoffer.] Mubarak noted claiming Egypt had given hijackers safe passage out before learning of Klinghoffer's murder. [MUBARAK - rationalizes his claims.] [Egyptian foreign minister Ahmed Esmat Abdel MEGUID - tries to justify Egypt's position.] Egypt's reference to United States response to Syria's intervention in Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hijacking this summer considered.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Upcoming items.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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