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US-Iran Arms Scandal #100150

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 27, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.

(Miami, Florida: Peter Collins) Questions raised by US-Iran arms scandal regarding amount and destination of funds diverted to Nicaraguan Contras examined; details given, scenes shown. [Contra leader Adolfo CALERO - claims troops benefited via Captain William Cooper.] Cooper recalled pilot killed in Contra supply plane crash along with co-pilot Wallace Blaine Sawyer; both pilots' previous history with Southern Air Transport, airline once officially owned by CIA, reviewed. Evidence from crash linking Sawyer with Swiss bank account displayed. Contra air supply operations based in Honduras and El Salvador and evidence linking Salvadoran base operatives with North and Secord's Stanford Technology detailed.

(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Reaction of Nicaraguan President Dan. Ortega to scandal quoted; scenes shown.

Reporter(s):
Collins, Peter;
Jarriel, Tom
Duration:
00:02:30

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