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US-Iran Arms Scandal #100146

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 27, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Uniden. administration member said accusing chief of staff Don. Regan of full knowledge of and approval for arms shipments to Iran and diversion of funds received for shipments to Nicaraguan Contras. Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, director of arms operation, said destroying documents last weekend.

(Santa Barbara, California: Sheilah Kast) White House official's charge, made to United Press International, that Regan approved plan to use Iranian arms money to finance Contras and that either North or John Poindexter briefed him at each step of the operation examined; details given, scenes shown. [White House spokesperson Dan HOWARD - relays Regan's denial of allegations.] [REGAN - cites possibility he will be formally interviewed by Justice Department investigators.] Alleged findings of Attorney General Edwin Meese's inquiry recalled.

(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.

(DC: Dennis Troute) Reports that North destroyed documents pertinent to Iran arms scandal examined; scenes shown. [NORTH - declines comment at this time.] White House, despite President Reagan's recent telephone call to him praising his personal services, said refusing North entry today. [NORTH - refers questions to attorney] Document destruction issue considered. His attorney said Brendan Sullivan. FBI reported beginning its investigation of North's records tomorrow. [Senator Patrick LEAHY - expects Congress investigation to continue regardless of documents issue.]

(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Feared impact of scandal on North's personal finances explained. Upcoming items announced. Item recapped at end of broadcast

Jarriel, Tom;
Kast, Sheilah;
Troute, Dennis

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