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Iran Arms Scandal #100381

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 13, 1986
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(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Report introduced.

(Zurich, Switzerland: Steve Shepard) Swiss government's refusal to freeze bank accts. controlled by Colonel Oliver North due to United States government's failure to supply necessary information reported; details given, scenes shown. [Credit Suisse vice president Joerg NEEF - was surprised at United States government's incompetence; notes Haiti's success in freezing account of Jean-Claude Duvalier.] Details outlined on screen.

(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Senator Robert Dole's criticism of Reagan admin.'s tactic in funding Contras quoted.

(London, England: Barrie Dunsmore) Poll of Europe's reaction to Iran arms scandal, conducted by "The Economist" and "Los Angeles Times", discussed; scenes shown. Details outlined on screen. [PEOPLE - believe President Reagan's credibility has been harmed.] [Parliament member John BROWNE - feels crisis is affecting alliance.]

(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Report introduced.

(DC: Sheilah Kast) Democrat response to President Reagan's weekly radio address said focusing on scope of Iran arms scandal and its impact on nation as compared to Watergate; scenes shown. [Representative David BONIOR - reads Democrat position.] [Courtesy CNN, Senator Robert DOLE - thinks President should retain independent cnsl. for own legal advice.] Former secretary state William Rogers, Michael Deaver said meeting recently with President and Nancy Reagan to discuss chief of staff Don. Regan's tenure. Senate Intelligence Committee mentioned possibly calling Regan to testify.

(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) National Public Radio reported claiming Lawrence Edward Walsh will be named independent cnsl. to investigate Iran arms scandal.

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Kast, Sheilah;
Shepard, Steve;
Sullivan, Kathleen

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