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Begin: Thank God They Are Free

— Premier Menachem Begin today sent his heartiest congratulations and best wishes to the American who were held hostage for 444 days in Iran. He declared: “It was a tragedy which lasted for nearly 15 months. It was not only a problem for the American people, but indeed for all of us who believe in international law, the sacredness of diplomatic immunity, in human rights and liberty. All of us were with the American people during the days and nights of their pain and worry, and now, thank God, they are again free men.”