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February 5, 1987 | Associated Press
Former Israeli Chief of Staff Rafael Eitan said Wednesday that the United States should take hostages to bring about the release of American captives in Lebanon. "The United States should kidnap those whose kidnaping will influence those kidnapers," Eitan said on Israel television, without further elaboration. He added, however, that the United States "won't do it. We (Israel) can do it. We've done it in the past and we should have done it a few more times." Again, he did not elaborate.
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February 5, 1987 | Associated Press
Former Israeli Chief of Staff Rafael Eitan said Wednesday that the United States should take hostages to bring about the release of American captives in Lebanon. "The United States should kidnap those whose kidnaping will influence those kidnapers," Eitan said on Israel television, without further elaboration. He added, however, that the United States "won't do it. We (Israel) can do it. We've done it in the past and we should have done it a few more times." Again, he did not elaborate.
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May 5, 1987 | Associated Press
The Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal has ordered the United States to return $451.4 million in frozen assets to Iran. The tribunal said its order was not linked to the fate of American hostages held in Lebanon. Monday's ruling, a copy of which was obtained by the Associated Press today, referred to Account No. I, which was set up in 1981 with $3.66 billion in frozen Iranian money to pay off Iran's loans to banks. The Account No.
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August 9, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and ROBIN WRIGHT, Times Staff Writers
A Tehran newspaper called on the Bush Administration on Tuesday to release frozen Iranian assets in the United States, suggesting that in return Iran would help to free U.S. hostages now being held by Islamic militants in Lebanon. The overture brought a quick rebuff from the White House, which reiterated its policy against making deals with terrorists to win hostages' freedom.
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April 21, 1987 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
The powerful Speaker of Iran's Parliament, saying he does not expect U.S.-Iranian relations to be severed forever, reiterated Monday that his government is prepared to pressure radical guerrilla groups in Lebanon to free Western hostages, but only if the United States releases $500 million in Iranian funds. "We would consider this a sign of good will on the part of the United States," Hashemi Rafsanjani told a group of foreign reporters.
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January 19, 1992 | DON OBERDORFER, THE WASHINGTON POST
Iran financed the confinement and upkeep of the American hostages who were held in Lebanon and also paid their captors $1 million to $2 million for each hostage released, according to Bush Administration officials who have studied the long ordeal and eventual liberation of the captive Americans. U.S. officials interviewed since last month's release of Terry A.
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February 3, 1985 | R. GREGORY NOKES, Associated Press
A "mad as hell" Hodding Carter III wishes President Jimmy Carter's Administration had handled the kidnaping of Americans the way the Reagan Administration has, saying nothing that would reveal the United States is "utterly impotent" to force their release.
OPINION
August 6, 1989 | William Schneider, William Schneider is a contributing editor to Opinion
Last week was George Bush's toughest week so far as President. How did he do? He did about the same as every other President has done in a hostage crisis. The United States looked helpless. And the President of the United States looked ineffectual. A hostage crisis doomed Jimmy Carter's presidency. Ronald Reagan made his worst decision as President -- selling arms to Iran--because of his frustration over a hostage situation.
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November 4, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraqi leaders Saturday floated the possibility of conditional freedom for more Western hostages as four ailing Americans left Baghdad en route to the United States. The Americans arrived Saturday night in Amman on an Iraqi Airways flight. They included Randall Trinh, 49, a Vietnamese-American from Hacienda Heights who was swept from hiding in Kuwait several weeks ago and taken to Baghdad.
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