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Lebanon Hostages / US-Iran Arms Deal, Jacobsen #307658

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 07, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan said denying Secys. of State and Defense opposed his arms deals with Iran in bid to win release of Lebanon hostages.

(DC: Bill Plante) Former hostage David Jacobsen noted meeting President and Nancy Reagan at White House today; speaker of Iranian parliament's conditional offer to mediate release of remaining hostages noted hinging on United States arms shipments. Scenes shown. [REAGAN - declines comment on deal.] [JACOBSEN - cautions media against unreasonable speculation.] President, contrary to yesterday's report, said claiming Iranian arms shipments have support of Secretary of State George Shultz and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger. [Senator Robert DOLE - opposes all payoffs to terrorists such as Ayatollah Khomeini for hostages.] [Center for Strategic and International Studies spokesperson Robert HUNTER - considers Reagan's motive in making arms deals with Iran.] Jacobsen's meeting with hostage Terry Anderson's sister Peggy Say described, shown.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Possibility cases against private citizens for violating ban on arms shipments to Iran have been compromised in light of President Reagan's same violation of United States law examined; details given, scenes shown. [April, Customs Commissioner William Von RAAB - condemns accused arms dealers.] Justice Department said reevaluating weapons cases due to White House actions. Defs. recalled claiming they were told White House was approving their deals; government wiretaps against defense Samuel Evans cited as example [Voice of EVANS - claims his government contact is awaiting Vice President George Bush's go-ahead; remarks transcribed on screen.] Bush's response quoted. [Defense attorney Paul GRAND - cites possible dismissal of indictments.]

Braver, Rita;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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