EUROPEAN BRIEF (DELETED) FOR 16 APRIL 1988.

Created: 4/16/1988

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RAN-US1 nORE MIMES FOUND IK PERSIAN GULF

I. HONDURAS-US; MILITARY RESTIVE OVER DRUG AFFAIR

U. WEST GERMANY:O BE TRIEO IM JUVENILE COURT 5. IN BRIEF

I. IRAN-US: MORE MINES FOUND IN PERSIAN GULF

IRAN HAS COME CLOSE TO CLAIMING CREOIT FOR MINING THE WATERSS WARSHIPINE IH THE PERSIAN GULF ON THURSDAY AND

i cccibec tc redouble its efforts to cojxter the us presence

THERE.

'Approved lor Rates*

US NAVAL FORCES RECOVEREO TWO MINES YESTERDAY IN THE AREA NORTHEAST OF BAHRAIN WHERE THE USS ROBERTS HADINE. THE MINES WERE SAL

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IN his MUSLIN SABBATH SERMON YESTERDAY. ASSEMBLYI-RAFSANjANI CAME CLOSE to saying THAT IRAN WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE KININC. HE SAIO THE OARAGE TO THE US FRIGATE CONFIRMS IRAN'S PREOICTION OFEAR AGO THAT WASHINGTON'S OEClSlON TO ESCORT TANKERS WOULO BRINGAT AND OlSGRACE TO THE US. RAF SANJAN I SAIO THAT IRAN'S NAVAL CAPABILITIES IN THE SOUTHERN GULF HAVE INCREASED SIGNIFUANHY OYER TUEPAST YEAR BECAUSE OF THREATS FRON THE US ANO OTHERS IK TH? VLSI.

TEHRAN NAT HAVE DECIDED TO CHALLENGE TNE US NOV INWfiOVElt ClVIl

'N MlLI TART COfVUNDERS MAT DCUBT THAT THE US WILL RESPOND TO THE MlNELAYINC AND NAY HAVE CONCLUOEO THAT IRAN NEEO NOT TAKE AOOITIONAL DEFENSIVE MEASURES. THE INCIDENT AND RAFSAHJANI'S STATEMENT SUGGEST TEHRAN HAS DECIDED THAT THE STATUS QUO IN THE CULf IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE ANO THAjiRAN WILL CONTINUE EFFORTS TO SUBVERT TMf US PRESENCf W'l 4W

ONOURAS-US: MILITARY RESTIVE OVER DRUG AFFAIR

THE KOHOURAN LAST WEEK'S CIVIL MATH LP 'OL. US HIGH.

vor:E0 COn.MUt.iouE ORDERED BY THE "HIGH TO UPHOLD THE

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THE AflftEO FORCES HASTRONCIY DEFENOINC ITS ARRESTATTA AS PROPER ANO Mil 1TIB1 COMMAMO." it SAID IT IS COMMITTED

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CONSTITUTION AND FIGHT NARCOTICS TRAFFICKERS. THAT THOSE wiTh IViQINC* OF OFFICIRS INVOIVEO IN TRAIIENIOR C'fiCtRS ARE COOPERATING WITH AN INVESTIGATION OJ THE _OAT_TA. AffAlB ft* ymC hONDuRAN CONCRESSr

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PROBABLY IS OIRICTED AS MUCH AT RECALADO AS AT AZCOHA. IRntHG ITS COMMITMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION AMD THEARMED FORCES IS TRYIHC TO OCFLECT ACCUSATIONS THAT IT HADAT THE SAME TIKE, IT IS TRYING TO LOOK UNITED AHOA* AN ATTEMPT TO

H. WEST GERMANY! HAMMADI TO BE TRIED IN JUVENILE COURT

THE OECISIOH THIS WEEK TO TRY ACCUSED TERRORIST EST GERMAN JUVENILE COURT MAY WINUT IT IS LIKELY TO COMPLICATE ATTEMPTS TO WIN FREEDOMCORDES, THE WEST GERMAN HOSTAGE HELD BY HIZBALLAH IH COURT HAS LEEWAY TO DECIDE WHETHER HAMMADI WAS AOR AOULT AT THE TIME OF THEayf S. S SERVICEMAN WAS-<

JUu&ti ALSO WILL CONSIDER tiAHHAiH 'S. "FAhltY tNHRONnlNl

PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT" INERDICT. WEST GERMAN OFFICIALS AREp THAT HE STILL COULD RECEIVE LIFE Vl^t

GERMAN OFFICIALS EARLIER HAD RIDICULED HAMMADI'S CLAIH TO HAVEUVENILE AT THE TIME OF THE HIJACKING, BUT THE COURTS MAY HAVE OECIOED TO MOVE CAUTIOUSLY BECAUSE OF THE LINK

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BETWEEN HIS TRIAL AND THE FAT( of CONOES. THE HOVE HAT COAFLICAIE

UMRIAL AND

NAKING ITS OUTCOnE LESSHE KOHL GOVERMAENT MILL HOPE THAT THIS INCREASED UNCERTAINTY WIU Girt IT NORE IEVERACE IN DEAIIHG WITH THE KIDNAPERS. NONETHELESS, HIZBALLAH WILL PROBABLY CONTINUE TOJrHJLO COROESiHNER GUARANTEE OF LENIENCY IOR HAnnADI.

S. IN BRIEF EASTASIA

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