Israel: first intel Arad, then the rest (based on own intelligence, US doubts too).
October 30. Kharrazi to Perez: if Arad most important - release Sheikh Obeid most important. If US could get Iran from rogue state list.
Current state: US Alann Steen, teacher at AUB, kidnapped January 1987; US Joseph Cicippio, financial director AUB, kidnapped September 1986; US Thomas Sutherland, dean agriculture AUB, kidnapped June 1985; US Terry Anderson, journalist, kidnapped March 1985; UK Terry Waite, negotiator-envoy of Anglican Church, kidnapped January 1987; DE Heinrich Struebig & DE Thomas Kemptner, aid workers, kidnapped September 1989.
Canadian & Italian: nationals disappeared in civil war
Syrians: detainees imprisoned in Israel (sent 3 Israeli bodies, not bodies missing men)
Iranians: missing in Beirut (counts Israel out)
kidnappers: Lebanese detained in Europe
(US: not possible to get Iran of list, too late, plus suspected of assassination opponents)
Beginning November meeting Zarif: paragraph 6
November 12: Family brothers in Germany under Red Cross, pressure from US not to release them of hijacking flight 1985
Akhtari through Zarif: Hizbollah leader Sheikh Abbas Mussawi does not want to meet.
Akhtari: Iran pressuring groups to release Terry Waite and an American. Let Israel (pressured by US) stop attacking Lebanon in the south
November 17, kidnappers meeting. Picco: release hostages -Irael, pressure on them for human rights, backed by public opinion. Abdullah: -Israel, pressure US who pressures Israel, show goodwill for Picco's work --> Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland (released November 18), stop pressure friends on groups, declaration UN -Israel, Red Cross visit detainees, detainees Europe. Picco: no Europe, will help detainees in Israel.
November 18, meeting Israelis. Perez: release 10 detainees as a gesture so Iran will continue searching Arad.
Meeting Zarif: too late, too less. 100 detainees --> 50 detainees.
Meeting Lubrani: letter Sheikh Obeid to family
Zarif: warn Tom Pickering for more kidnappings Americans