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Lebanon Hostages / US-Iran Arms Deal, Jacobsen #100268

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 07, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sheilah Kast) Arrival here of former Lebanon hostage David Jacobsen featured; scenes shown. [JACOBSEN - quotes Psalm 27.] His meeting with hostage Terry Anderson's sister Peggy Say before meeting President and Nancy Reagan at White House noted. [JACOBSEN - warns press of consequences for Anderson, Thomas Sutherland, Joseph Cicippio and other hostages of speculating; praises President Reagan.] President's continued silence on reports that administration has made arms deals with Iran in exchange for hostage releases noted. [REAGAN - responds to inquiry that Secretary of State George Shultz opposes dealing with Iran; explains his reticence.] [JACOBSEN - asks press to be responsible.] [Senator Robert BYRD - fears long-range implications of US-Iran arms arrangement.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Andrews AFB: John McWethy) Shultz said acknowledging White House ordered him to not talk; Secretary quoted. Implications of Shultz's comment on chief of staff Don. Regan's remark about negotiating with terrorists considered.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Shultz, after failing to halt White House arms deal with Iran, said exploring possible role of USSR in stopping all arms shipments to Iran or Iraq; details given. Communist bloc's role in arms shipments to Iran described. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - declines comment.] Role of Israel's foreign ministry deputy general David Kimche in being conduit for United States arms to Iran noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Kast, Sheilah;
McWethy, John;
Zelnick, Bob

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