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Iran Arms Scandal #105763

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 07, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Charles Gibson) House decision to form own select committee to investigate Iran arms scandal examined; scenes shown. [Representatives Lee HAMILTON, Henry HYDE - debate issue.] Senator Dan. Inouye, chairperson of Senate committee investigating scandal, said announcing possibility of seeking testimony from foreign officials; details given.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) White House chief of staff Don. Regan's effort to further distance President Reagan from Colonel Oliver North's chronology of events in scandal examined; scenes shown. [REGAN - claims North's account is inaccurate.] North said claiming Reagan approved in advance first United States arms shipment to Iran in September 1985, supported by testimony of former national security adviser Robert McFarlane but disputed by Regan and other White House officials. Implications of Reverend Benjamin Weir's release by Lebanese captors on day first arms shipment arrived in Iran explained. [NORTH - declines comment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Role of Mehdi Bahremani, son of Iranian parliament speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani, in negotiating arms-for-hostages deal with North, discussed; details given, scenes shown. Release of hostage David Jacobsen cited as example Bahremani said replacing arms dealer Manucher Ghorbanifar as liaison with US; Bahremani said still involved in operation after disclosure of North's role; details given.

Donaldson, Sam;
Gibson, Charles;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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