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Lebanon Hostages / US-Iran Arms Deal #100235

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 05, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane said remaining silent on his secret visit to Tehran in effort to win Iran's help in obtaining release of United States hostages in Lebanon; scenes shown.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) US-Iran arms deal, despite United States embargo on such, said agreed to in exchange for release of United States hostage; details given, scenes shown. China (PR) noted conduit for weapons' delivery; administration's previous decision to temporarily suspend Operation Staunch, arms embargo against Iran, reviewed. Iran's current arms status in war with Iraq detailed.

Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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