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Iran Arms Scandal #100363

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 12, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) CIA director William Casey said now accusing Colonel Oliver North of deceiving him regarding Iran-Contra arms connection; details given, scenes shown. [Representative Lawrence SMITH - recounts Casey's version.] Casey's support for Iran arms sales and for keeping both Secretary of State George Shultz and Congress in the dark discussed; Casey said ordering CIA attorney Stanley Sporkin to draft presidential order signed by Reagan to accomplish this. Current law regarding President informing Congress after-the-fact outlined on screen. [[MAN - can't accept situation.] [Adnan KHASHOGGI and Manucher GHORBANIFAR - discuss their involvement in operation.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(London, England: Barrie Dunsmore) British financier Tiny Rowland, publisher of "The Observer", reported contradicting Khashoggi's denial of CIA involvement and other aspects of arms scheme; details given, scenes shown. CIA director William Casey's denial of agency's involvement in diversion of funds to Contras recalled. [Last night, CASEY - denies diverting funds.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Shultz reported meeting with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) mins. in Belgium to discuss Iran arms scandal; details given, scenes shown.

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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