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Iran Arms Scandal #100324

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 10, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi's role in Iran arms scandal and diversion of funds to Contras noted.

(No location given: Barbara Walters) Khashoggi's 1985 overtures to Robert McFarlane on behalf of Iranian Manucher Ghorbanifar, copies of which he sent to King Fahd, King Hussein and President Hosni Mubarak, described; details given, scenes shown. He later said arranging meeting in West Germany of Ghorbanifar, David Kimche, Al Schwimmer and Yaacov Nimrodi. Khashoggi's version of events outlined. Ayatollah Khomeini's alleged comment on operation quoted on screen. Swiss account known as Lake Resources and Colonel Oliver North's request of Khashoggi to raise funds for Contras mentioned. Khashoggi's relationship with President Reagan, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and Shimon Peres noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States diplomacy to Syria David Ransom said recalled to answer questions about his role in Iran affair; ambassador to Lebanon John Kelly recalled brought home recently after discovery he worked surreptitiously with White House

Jennings, Peter;
Walters, Barbara

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