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Iran Arms Scandal #100779

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

(DC: Jim Wooten) Wk.'s events in Iran arms scandal reviewed; details given, scenes shown. [Sunday, President REAGAN - promises full disclosure; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Courtesy "This Wk.", Senator Robert DOLE - doesn't believe President's version in "Time" that Colonel Oliver North acted alone.] [Tower commission member Brent SCOWCROFT - believes North acted upon instruction from superiors.] [Senator Robert BYRD - wants facts revealed.] [NORTH - promises exposition at appropriate time.] [DOLE - recalls White House reaction to Watergate.] Frank Carlucci noted named new national security adviser. [Senator Ernest HOLLINGS - criticizes John Poindexter's use of 5th Amendment before Senate Intelligence Committee; accuses President of lying.] [Vice President George BUSH - feels mistakes were made.] [REAGAN - defs. aides' use of 5th Amendment.] Robert McFarlane noted contradicting President's version of events.

Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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