Express & Echo

17th April 1997

Express & Echo (Exeter)

Rifkind welcomes Uri’s offer of help

THE Foreign Secretary has welcomed an offer from psychic Uri Geller to help find four hostages, including two Britons held in Kashmir.
Malcolm Rifkind said he would be willing to listen to fresh ideas on how to find the men captured by separatists nearly two years ago.
Mr. Rifkind said: “Anyone, who in good faith and with good intentions, wants to help find the hostages should be welcomed.”
“If anyone believes there is a new initiative or idea that can be tried, I want to hear about it.”
The Foreign Secretary was speaking during a visit to Nottingham.
The hostages have not been seen for nearly a year.
Many feared they were dead after their Norwegian colleague Hans Christian Ostroe was found beheaded in 1995
Mr. Rifkind said: “We very much hope they are still alive and will continue to do so unless there is more conclusive proof they are dead.”


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