ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 30, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Dennis Troute) Attorney General Edwin Meese said allegedly claiming Israeli foreign ministry official David Kimche first proposed diversion of Iranian arms sale funds to Contras through Israel to Colonel Oliver North; details given, scenes shown. Response of Israeli government noted. North's reputed allegations outlined on screen.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) [KIMCHE - denies proposing diversion of funds scheme to North or any United States official; discusses chgs.]
(DC: Beth Nissen) Contra's said denying knowledge as to source of their funds; scenes shown. [Contra leader Alfonso ROBELO - notes Red Cross doesn't investigate source of their donations.] [Former Contra Modesto WATSON - claims funds didn't reach guerrillas.] General Acct. Ofc.'s inability to trace funds sent Contras by Congress last year cited as example [Former Contra bookkeeper Roger MONGE - (thru translator) accuses rebels of falsifying their books; gives example] [Contra leader Adolfo CALERO - claims Contras have kept United States out of Central American war.]
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