ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 30, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Denial by Israel that ex-prime minister Shimon Peres was offered bribe to prevent Israeli sabotage of Iraqi oil pipeline reported; denial by Israel that Attorney General Edwin Meese was aware of bribe reported Report introduced.
(DC: John Martin) Issue of Meese's awareness of memo proposing bribery of Israeli officials on behalf of Meese's friend E. Robert Wallach reported; details given of bribery allegations involving Swiss investor Bruce Rappaport's plan to financial Iraqi oil pipeline. "Los Angeles Times"' report of role of Peres and Meese detailed; map shown; alleged positions of ex-ntl. sec. advisor Robert McFarlane and ex-cabinet member William Clark on plan detailed. Confirmation of discussions between Israel and United States on Iraqi pipeline, but denial by Israeli representatives that Israel agreed not to attack it reported Suspicion that Meese will face serious legal questions noted.
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