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Achille Lauro Hijacking Aftermath #92649

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 15, 1985
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(Studio) Iden. of body washed ashore in Syria as that of Achille Lauro hijacking victim Leon Klinghoffer, President Reagan's refusal to apologize to Egypt and widening of Italian investigation of hijacking reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Rome, Italy) Status of Italy's investigation examined; photos shown. Lack of security at ship's loading dock described. Police seizure of would-be terrorists from Iraq, allegedly targeting Americans and Israelis for bombing here reported; suspects noted claiming United States capture of Achille Lauro hijackers was act of terrorism itself. Anti-aircraft missile aimed at Tunisian embassy here reported failing to explode; Tunisian prime minister noted arriving shortly thereafter for meeting with Prime Min. Bettino Craxi. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) mentioned based in Tunisia. Pol. problems faced by Craxi over his decision to allow PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) terrorist Mohammed Abbas to escape noted.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Efforts of United States and Syrian authorities to officially iden. body washed ashore in Syria as that of Klinghoffer as well as determining cause of death noted; scenes shown. Achille Lauro terrorists recalled claiming Klinghoffer died of heart attack. Films taken aboard cruise ship prior to hijacking by French passenger, include shots of Klinghoffer, shown, discussed.
REPORTER: John Laurence

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter;
Laurence, John

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