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Iran Arms Scandal #100770

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 05, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Lisbon, Portugal: David Ensor) Portugal's role in United States arms shipments to Iran, via Israel, detailed on screen, discussed; cabinet secretary Pedro Santana Lopez's refusal to allow Colonel Oliver North to ship an order described. CIA's intervention explained. [Govt. spokesperson Ruy Brito CUNHA - denies Portuguese government ever consented to arms shipments.] Portugal's intl. munitions industry, include sales to Iran, mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Barry Serafin) Questions of CIA director William Casey's credibility in scandal stemming from his conflicting and confusing accts. of agency's involvement examined; details given, scenes shown. [Representative Dick CHENEY - notes CIA's Swiss bank account isn't grounds for Casey's resignation.] [Representative Dave McCURDY, Senator Richard LUGAR - want Casey to leave.] Past controversies faced by Casey reviewed. [June 6, CASEY - wants press prosecuted for reporting leaks.] [Lyn NOFZIGER - jokes about Casey's tactic in handling public.] Casey's relationship with President and Congress described. [McCURDY - believes Casey is lying.]

Ensor, David;
Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry

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