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Iran Arms Scandal #100455

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 17, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's testimony before Senate Intelligence Committee today on Iran arms scandal examined; details given, scenes shown. [Senator William COHEN - cites possible factors determining reduced prices chgd. Iran.] [Senator David DURENBERGER - announces committee 's rejection of President Reagan's suggestion to grant immunity to John Poindexter and Colonel Oliver North; believes North acted alone.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY - comments.] [Senator Select Committee chairperson Dan. INOUYE - recalls time involved in committee 's investigation of Watergate.] Attorney General Edwin Meese mentioned testifying as well today.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Representative Lee Hamilton reported named chairperson of House Select Committee formed to investigate Iran affair. North reported allegedly devising plan to capture and cage relatives of Iranian leaders in exchange for US hostages; details given. Nancy Reagan's assessment of Iran scandal outlined, quoted. "Viewpoint", "20/20", announced.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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