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Lebanon Hostages / US-Iran Arms Deals #100286

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 09, 1986
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(DC: Kenneth Walker) Incr. Congress pressure on White House for truth regarding reported United States arms shipments to Iran in exchange for release of Lebanon hostages David Jacobsen, Benjamin Weir and Father Lawrence Jenco and rumor that Secretary of State George Shultz may resign over administration's negotiations with terrorists examined; details given, scenes shown. [Senator Robert BYRD - expects Congress investigation of White House's attempted circumvention of truth.] [Courtesy "This Wk.", Senator Sam NUNN - agrees.] [Courtesy "McLaughlin One on One", chief of staff Don. REGAN - promises eventual accounting.] Shultz said kept in dark about national security cncl.'s covert operation. [Courtesy "This Wk.", Senator Richard LUGAR - doesn't believe Shultz will resign.] [Courtesy CBS, Senator Patrick LEAHY - fears US-Iran arms deals will provoke further hostage incidents.] Questions raised about credibility of United States international anti-terrorism campaign noted.

Donaldson, Sam;
Walker, Kenneth.

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