ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 07, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Barry Serafin) General Richard Secord's (ret.) continued testimony before Iran/Contra hearings featured; details given, scenes shown. [Senator David BOREN - questions Secord's right as private individual to decide and conduct for. policy.] [SECORD - defs. actions.] [BOREN - responds.] [Representative Louis STOKES - questions John Poindexter's use of falsified chronology allegedly developed by Robert McFarlane in briefing Congress] [SECORD - agrees Congress was deceived.] [STOKES - responds.] [SECORD - comments on possibility of cover-up.] [Senator cnsl. Arthur LIMAN - questions Colonel Oliver North's claim that pardon would be forthcoming if he was caught.] [SECORD - responds; dismisses Liman's interest in money involved.] Secord's response to questioning about profit aspect outlined.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) [President REAGAN - responds to Secord's allegation that he was informed several times on diversion of Iranian arms sale funds to Contras.]
(DC: Karen Burnes) Secord's reference to ship running guns, conducting counterterrorism and other involvement in scheme reviewed; scenes shown. [LIMAN -questions Secord's purchase of ship Erria, its role in mission assigned byNorth.] [SECORD - responds.] North's plan involving Erria and hostage Peter Kilburn described. [LIMAN - questions captain 's commitment to mission.] [SECORD - responds.] Size of ransom payment put up by H. Ross Perot and involved in ship's operation noted; North's presence in Tehran at time scheme was under way noted.