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Iran Arms Scandal / Nicaragua #307735

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 11, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) CIA director William Casey reported changing his version of Iran arms scandal.

(DC: Phil Jones) Casey's contradiction of self regarding his knowledge of diversion of Iranian arms sale funds to Nicaraguan Contras examined; details outlined on screen. [Canadian parliament member Ed BROADBENT - wants explanation from United States government of Casey's allegations regarding Canadian businessman Roy Furmark.] [Representative Peter KOSTMAYER - describes Casey's testimony yesterday.] [Senator William COHEN - notes effect of continued testimony.] Representative Peter Rodino's request for files from Attorney General Edwin Meese and Senator David Durenberger's remark on John Poindexter and Colonel Oliver North's use of 5th Amendment mentioned.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Nicaraguan court reported upholding sentence for convicted gunrunner Eugene Hasenfus, who claimed he thought he worked for US government Link between Hasenfus' operation and CIA, through General Richard Gadd (ret.), director of American National Mgt. Corporation (ANMC) and his covert airlift operations examined; his role in Grenada invasion and air supplies for Contras described. His association with Edward De Garay (pres. of Corporation Air Services), Hasenfus and others discussed.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Admin.'s concern that scandal's revelations will result in Contras' defeat noted.

(Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Juan Vasquez) Contras' Central American supporters said losing patience with their efforts; details given, scenes shown. [Honduran Vice President Roberto Ramon CASTILLO - cites public's lack of support for rebels.] [President Jose AZCONA HOYO - (thru translator) wants Contras in Nicaragua, not Honduras.] Similar erosion of support in Costa Rica described.

Jones, Phil;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Vasquez, Juan

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