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US-Israel Relations / Counterterrorism / Nir #113644

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 04, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Story in "Washington Post" that United States and Israel have agreed to cooperate on counterterrorism policy reported Report introduced.

(DC: Rick Inderfurth) Mysterious circumstances surrounding both life and death of Amiram Nir, who died in plane crash last week, featured; details given of his undercover role as Israeli operative involved in Iran/Contra affair. Newspaper accts. of Nir's role in Israeli-US agreement for covert operations in cooperation with Oliver North detailed; denial by Israel quoted. [On "This Wk.", Secretary of State George SHULTZ - denies knowledge of US- Israeli accord; mentions Iran/Contra business]

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Fact that Nir briefed Vice President George Bush on Iran arms sales noted; memo written by Bush chief of staff Craig Fuller detailed. Bush's account of chronology with regard to Iran/Contra affair cited.

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Inderfurth, Rick
Duration:
00:02:30

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