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Reagan / Mideast #307369

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 14, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan's defense of arms sales to Iran, plans to send new military aid to Iraq and decision to impose economy sanctions against Syria reported

(DC: Bill Plante) White House public relations campaign in bid to win public's support for President's arms deals with Iran examined; scenes shown. [REAGAN - expects nation's approval.] [Senators Barry GOLDWATER, Carl LEVIN - deplore President's decision.] [Chief of staff Don. REGAN - denies trading arms for hostages.] Hostages recalled released after arms shipments arrived in Iran. [Mideast expert Yahya SADOWSKI - thinks arms deals have destroyed efforts to develop international structure against state-sponsored terrorism.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY - believes administration has destroyed both chances of bipartisan Congress support and own credibility.] Admin. noted denying using Israel as conduit for arms shipments; Israeli cabinet member Ariel Sharon's opposite assessment quoted on screen. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL -thinks hostage release efforts were timed for elecs.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Reagan administration reported both shipping arms to Iran and helping Iraq develop major defense system; role of defense contractor BDM Corp. explained. Scenes shown.

Reporter(s):
Martin, David;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:04:20

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