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Iran Arms Scandal / Contra Funding #107504

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 18, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Latest fallout from Iran arms scandal listed.

(DC: Ann Compton) Senate Foreign Relations Committee's vote to ban further Contra funding examined; scenes shown. [Senators Alan SIMPSON, Nancy KASSEBAUM - debate issue.] Symbolism for President Reagan explained; Democrat proposals for actual cessation of Contra funding outlined on screen, discussed. [General Accounting Ofc. spokesperson Charles BOWSHER - claims State Department accuses General Accounting Office of being too hard on Contra audit.] General impact on Contra aid issue of Iran arms scandal and chaos within Contra leadership considered.

Compton, Ann;
Jennings, Peter

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