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Iran Arms Scandal #100825

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 09, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) General Richard Secord's (ret.) use of 5th Amendment before Senate Intelligence Committee today noted; scenes shown. [Chairperson Senator David DURENBERGER - doesn't believe scandal is as great as portrayed.] [Senator David BOREN - cites lack of evidence so far implicating President Reagan's personal involvement.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John Martin) Secord's background and role in Iran-Contra arms scandal examined; details given, scenes shown. His association with Colonel Oliver North, Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia, former CIA agent Edwin Wilson (convicted of selling explosives to Libya) reviewed. ["Manhunt" author Peter MAAS - describes Secord-Wilson rel.] Response of attorney Thomas Green outlined on screen. Secord's account of allegedly authorized secret military base in Mideast, unknown to Congress committee on military construction, discussed. His current position at Stanford Technology Trading Group International with partner Albert Hakim and company's known role so far in Iran arms scandal and backing of Contras considered. Udall Research Fndn. ostensibly directed by Robert Olmstead and Lake Resources mentioned both under investigation for their possible relationship with Secord and others involved in scandal as well.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Upcoming item announced.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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