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Lebanon Hostages / US-Iran Arms Deals #307329

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 12, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan reported briefing Congress leaders on his arms deals with Iran today; scenes shown. [REAGAN - refers to baseball analogy.] His alleged remarks to Congress leaders outlined on screen. [Senator Patrick LEAHY - believes administration is now trying to create story to justify their mistakes.] Iranian ambassador to United Nations said claiming his government tape recorded Robert McFarlane's telephone conversations with White House during his secret visit to Tehran; Senator Robert Byrd's reaction to White House briefing quoted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) [Iranian ambassador Said RAJAIE-KHORASSANI - denies arms sent by United States were in exchange for hostages' release.] Iran, encouraged by arms shipments, said now contacting Boeing, Bell and other United States arms mfrs. directly. [Bell Helicopter spokesperson Bill RITZ - describes contact by Iran.] Implications of US-Iran arms deals for its arms purchases on open international mkts. and outcome of Iran-Iraq war considered. [RAJAIE-KHORASSANI - claims Iran will help United States with hostage issue if American policy in Mideast changes.] Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger said opposed to arms deals with Iran.

Martin, David;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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