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Lebanon Hostages / US-Iran Deals #307675

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Nov 08, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Terence Smith) "New York Times" discovery that President Reagan and few top aides made arms deal with Iran, via Israel, for release of some United States hostages in Lebanon reported; details given, scenes shown. Secys. George Shultz and Caspar Weinberger said both opposing operation. [Courtesy "John McLaughlin's One on One", chief of staff Don. REGAN - denies violating law, morality.] No. hostages released with Iran's help noted. [Henry KISSINGER - opposes negotiating with Iran.] Congress criticism of President's actions and implications for White House credibility considered. [Jody POWELL - comments.] Other issues pitting national security council against cabinet recalled.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(London, England: Forrest Sawyer) European Common Mkt. ntns., agreeing on sanctions against Syria for its role in attempted terrorist bombing of El Al jet liner in London, said supporting United States-Iran negotiations; scenes shown. [Prof. Fred HALLIDAY - notes West's desire to encourage anti- USSR factions in Iran.] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - describes meeting with French foreign minister] France's reaction to United States-Iran deals following United States criticism of its negotiations with Syria, mentioned. [HALLIDAY - feels dual Mideast policy is feasible.] Release of French hostages Phillipe Rochot and Georges Hansen following French-Iran negotiations recalled.

Reporter(s):
Sawyer, Forrest;
Schieffer, Bob;
Smith, Terence
Duration:
00:04:50

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