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Iran Arms Scandal #100309

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 01, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Paris, France: Pierre Salinger) Reagan administration's covert arms-for- hostages operation with Iran, resulting in diversion of funds to Nicaraguan Contras, detailed; scenes shown. Roles of then-Prime Min. Shimon Peres of Israel, Israeli arms dealer Yaacov Nimrodi, Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, Iranian Manucher Ghorbanifar, Iranian Prime Min. Hussein Moussavi, McFarlane, General Richard Secord, North in initial attempts to ransom hostage William Buckley discussed; Reverend Benjamin Weir recalled released instead. Ghorbanifar said involved in 1980 assassination plot against Ayatollah Khomeini; details given. (Artist: Gerald Andrea)

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Nimrodi's background as both arms merchant and diplomacy reviewed; scenes shown. [Voice of NIMRODI - explains his role in arms-for-hostages deal; remarks transcribed on screen.] Nimrodi said replaced as middleman for North, McFarlane and Secord by Amiram Nir in 1985. [PERES - dismisses inquiry regarding conduit for Contra funds.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Upcoming item announced.

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean;
Salinger, Pierre

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