ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 27, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Zelnick) Apparent role of interagency task force, chaired by deputy secretary state Elliott Abrams, in Iran arms scandal and consequent diversion of funds to Nicaraguan Contras explained, discussed; scenes shown. Pentagon officials said confirming Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's role, through assistant secretary for international affairs Richard Armitage, despite his recent efforts to appear detached from scandal; information about operation given Weinberger from National Sec. Agency outlined on screen. Task force participant quoted on screen with regard to North's role at mtgs. National intelligence community sources said acknowledging routine transfer of arms sale funds to clandestine operations; investigation of General Richard Secord, his firm Stanford Technology and his association with CSF Incorporated, Limited, based in Geneva, Switzerland, and Bermuda, noted. Questions raised by administration mbrs.' self- proclaimed ignorance considered.
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