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Iran/Contra Scandal / Casey #111504

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 25, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John Martin) Former Watergate reporter and "Washington Post" correspondent Bob Woodward reported claiming in new book excerpted in "US News and World Report" that late CIA director William Casey confessed to him his knowledge of diversion of Iran arms sale funds to Contras; details given, scenes shown. Woodward said also claiming that CIA paid assassinated Lebanese Christian leader Bashir Gemayel, Lebanese Sheik Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, El Salvadoran President Jose Napoleon Duarte and Dominican Prime Min. Eugenia Charles; details given. Fadlallah's believed role in Beirut bombing of Marine headquarters and Charles' role in helping United States invasion of Grenada noted. Woodward noted asserting that CIA infiltrated late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's staff and learned of his purported drug problem and tapped phones of President Hosni Mubarak. No. United States spies in USSR and communist bloc according to book mentioned.

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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