Wednesday, October 22, 2008

No Hope For American Hostages Prompt Release

According to State Department officials, there is no indication that any American hostages might be released soon. Nine of the 21 foreigners being held hostage in Beirut are US citizens.''You want to be encouraged and say everybody is coming out, but we really don't know,'' a State Department official said today.Today, Secretary of State George P. Shultz accused unnamed private American citizens to misrepresent themselves as official spokesmen for the United States Government in trying to arrange hostage deals with Iran.''There are always individuals who nominate themselves to get involved. To the extent that anyone represents himself or herself as speaking for the U.S. Government, they are misrepresenting themselves. There is only one channel that is authoritative, and that channel starts with the President and comes to me,'' Shultz said. Read full story

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