ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 21, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Paris, France: Pierre Salinger) Role of Sadegh Tabatabai, brother-in- law of Ayatollah Khomeini's son Ahmad Khomeini, in United States arms deals with Iran, via Israel, examined; details given, scenes shown. His negotiations with Israel for United States arms shipments and coordination of former national security adviser Robert McFarlane's Tehran visit discussed. Tabatabai's background, include drug trafficking conviction in West Germany in 1983, reviewed; prime minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh recalled executed for dealing with United States in 1980 hostage crisis. Recent public criticism of Tabatabai and Ahmad Khomeini for their contacts with United States mentioned.
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