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Achille Lauro Aftermath #92584

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 10, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) President Reagan's response to Achille Lauro hijacking and Egypt's handling of affair examined. [REAGAN - doesn't think any responsible nation should shelter terrorists; wants them turned over to country with proper jurisdiction for prosecution; accepts possibility of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) chairperson Yasir Arafat carrying out his promise to punish terrorists.] Reaction of President' aides to his comment about PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) described, shown. [Later, REAGAN - retracts remark; chalks it up to desire for vengeance.] [Representatives Dan BURTON, Tommy ROBINSON - call for retaliation [REAGAN - claims inability to retaliate appropriately.] United States anger at Italy and Egypt, especially over Mubarak's lying, noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Terrorists' original plan noted believed attack on Israel; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tunis, Tunisia) Arafat's continued denial of involvement in Achille Lauro hijacking or that he already has custody examined; scenes shown. [ARAFAT - promises to try and punish terrorists if found guilty.] PLO's effort to avoid further action by Israel following latter's recent retaliatory bombing of organization's headquarters here noted. [ARAFAT - considers Israeli claim that he was involved in ship's hijacking silly.] Incr. militancy of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) since its eviction from Lebanon by Israel described. [PLO spokesperson Ahmed Ben BELLA - considers radicalism of PLO youth a natural turn of events.]
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Studio) Upcoming item.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Kladstrup, Don
Duration:
00:05:10

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