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January 17, 1988
Syrian President Hafez Assad pledged to try to free West German hostage Rudolf Cordes from captivity in Lebanon, West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher told reporters at Damascus airport before leaving for home after a two-day official visit to Syria. Cordes, 53, manager for the Frankfurt-based chemicals company Hoescht, was seized a year ago today by a group demanding the release by West Germany of Muslim fundamentalist hijack suspect Mohammed Ali Hamadi.
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March 4, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
Rudolf Schray, a West German who was abducted more than a month ago by pro-Iranian extremists, was freed Thursday in Lebanon. An official at the West German Embassy in Damascus said that Schray, 30, arrived later in the Syrian capital under Syrian military escort. In Bonn, West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher issued a statement thanking Syria for its help in Schray's release. The statement noted that Schray was in good condition.
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March 4, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
Rudolf Schray, a West German who was abducted more than a month ago by pro-Iranian extremists, was freed Thursday in Lebanon. An official at the West German Embassy in Damascus said that Schray, 30, arrived later in the Syrian capital under Syrian military escort. In Bonn, West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher issued a statement thanking Syria for its help in Schray's release. The statement noted that Schray was in good condition.
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January 17, 1988
Syrian President Hafez Assad pledged to try to free West German hostage Rudolf Cordes from captivity in Lebanon, West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher told reporters at Damascus airport before leaving for home after a two-day official visit to Syria. Cordes, 53, manager for the Frankfurt-based chemicals company Hoescht, was seized a year ago today by a group demanding the release by West Germany of Muslim fundamentalist hijack suspect Mohammed Ali Hamadi.
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February 21, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
West Germany indicated Friday that it is seeking to restore full diplomatic relations with Syria. The Bonn government has had no ambassador in Damascus since November, when it was brought out in court that Syria had been involved in a West Berlin bombing. Foreign Ministry spokesman Juergen Chrobog said Friday reports that " we are seeking an agreement are correct. Preparations for naming a new ambassador are under way."
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February 21, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
West Germany indicated Friday that it is seeking to restore full diplomatic relations with Syria. The Bonn government has had no ambassador in Damascus since November, when it was brought out in court that Syria had been involved in a West Berlin bombing. Foreign Ministry spokesman Juergen Chrobog said Friday reports that " we are seeking an agreement are correct. Preparations for naming a new ambassador are under way."
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