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Achille Lauro Hijacking Aftermath #92718

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 18, 1985
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(Studio) President Reagan said sending deputy secretary state to Italy and Egypt in effort to improve relations following Achille Lauro hijacking.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Cairo, Egypt) Possible seriousness of anti-American sentiment here enhanced by Achille Lauro hijacking and United States interception of Egyptian plane examined. [Prof. George SCANLON - fears United States action will be resented in Egypt for years to come.] [Monday, President Hosni MUBARAK - claims country needs an apology.] Egyptian media's portrayal of Reagan and United States and attitudes among public reinforced by such perception considered. [SHOPKEEPER - feels Reagan belittled Egyptians by capturing plane.] [Ron WOLF - thinks Reagan is harming United States ints. in Egypt.]
REPORTER: John Donvan

(Studio) Contd. tension between United States and Italy over latter's release of terrorist Mohammed Abbas described; Abbas' description of confrontation between United States and Italian troops on Sicily, appearing in Yugoslav newspaper, noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Donvan, John;
Jennings, Peter

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