ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 31, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.
(DC: John McWethy) Indications that United States arms sales to Iran were for direct swap of United States hostages in Lebanon and discovery that sales continued after scheme was revealed to public examined; details given, scenes shown. United States and Iranian officials said meeting in Geneva after release of hostage David Jacobsen to discuss release of other captives. "Washington Post"'s account of deal resulting in Jacobsen's release, involving Iranian emissary, Colonel Oliver North, George Cave and Richard Secord, outlined on screen. US-Iran negotiators said halting talks in The Hague over release of Iranian funds frozen in US; details given, scenes shown.
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