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Iran Arms Scandal #307569

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 28, 1986
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.

(Santa Barbara, California: Bill Plante) White House cnsl. reported ordering staff to preserve all documents pertinent to Iran arms scandal and resulting diversion of funds to Nicaraguan Contras; Colonel Oliver North said allegedly destroying some. [Chief of staff Don. REGAN - declines comment.] [Representative Les ASPIN - wants Regan and CIA director William Casey fired.] Iran's speaker of parliament said offering to help free more hostages in Lebanon if arms deliveries continue; State Department's response mentioned. Oregon businessman Richard Brenneke's proposed arms sales to Iran, in letter to Vice President George Bush, discussed. [BRENNEKE - explains his overtures to Bush.] Response of Bush's military aide Lieutenant Colonel Doug. Menarchik quoted on screen; President Reagan's authorization of covert arms sales noted occurring immediately prior to Menarchik's rejection of Brenneke's offer.

(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Rel. between CIA supply flights to Contras in Nicaragua and diversion of Iranian arms sale funds to Contras, through Swiss banks, examined; details given, scenes shown. Eugene Hasenfus recalled captured by Nicaragua after supply plane downed. Former CIA agent Max Gomez's coordination of El Salvador-based supply operation described.

Kuralt, Charles;
Martin, David;
Plante, Bill

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