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Achille Lauro Hijacking Aftermath #92615

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 13, 1985
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(Studio) Yugoslavia said indicating they will not honor United States extradition request for PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) terrorist Mohammed Abul Abbas, who escaped from Italy yesterday with that government's permission.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Belgrade, Yugoslavia) Abbas' status here and government's position on US extradition request discussed; photos shown. Abbas' denial of involvement in Achille Lauro hijacking and claim that suspected murder victim Leon Klinghoffer died of heart failure outlined.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(DC) Reagan administration's position in case examined. [FBI director William WEBSTER - explains government's approach.] White House condemnation of Italian government's decision to release Abbas quoted on screen; implications considered.
REPORTER: Sheilah Kast

(Studio) [State Department adviser Judge Abraham SOFAER - discusses dipl. aspects of United States possible flight to Tunisia.] Upcoming item.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Kast, Sheilah;
Walker, Hal

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