ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 15, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(No location given: Barbara Walters) Colonel Oliver North's arrangement of Tehran meeting, through Iranian arms dealer Manucher Ghorbanifar in March 1986, and May 1986 meeting in Tehran of Robert McFarlane, North, NSC aide Howard Teicher, George Cave, CIA personnel, Israeli General Amiram Nir, Dr. Hadji Najafabadi (assistant to Iran's prime minister) and deputy foreign minister to discuss arms- for-hostages, include body of murdered hostage William Buckley, detailed. General Richard Secord (ret.) mentioned staying in Israel; parliament speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani and Ahmad Khomeini mentioned. Ayatollah Khomeini's reaction to mtg. quoted on screen. John Poindexter mentioned. Timing of releases of hostages Father Lawrence Martin Jenco, David Jacobsen noted. Ghorbanifar's role, his relationship with Ayatollah Montazeri, CIA and NSC dealings with Rafsanjani detailed. Syrian President Hafez al-Assad's exposure of scheme described. (Artist: Gerald Andrea)
(Studio: Peter Jennings) McFarlane's reaction to report outlined.
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