Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bonn Hails Release of Rudolf Cordes

"The release of Rudolf Cordes, the last German hostage held in Lebanon, had been negotiated over several months with Iranian officials, and was finally obtained at a meeting Aug. 24 with Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister, Mohammed Javad Larijani," Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher announced today."No conditions of any sort were accepted or fulfilled and none were set. I would like to make that quite clear," Genscher added.Cordes' kidnappers told Western news agencies that they were setting him free after "sincere appeals from Syria and Iran." Read full story

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