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Iran Arms Scandal #307813

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 17, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Secretary of State George Shultz reported reprimanding ambassador to Lebanon John Kelly for his secret role in Iran arms scandal; details given. Govt. reported asking Switzerland to free more bank accts. linked to scandal.

(DC: David Martin) Inability to trace funds deposited into Swiss bank accts. controlled by Colonel Oliver North, General Richard Secord (ret.) and Albert Hakim discussed; details given, scenes shown. Itemized cost of weapons airlift to Contras and amount deposited in Swiss account outlined on screen.

(Studio: Dan Rather) White House reported confirming that North allegedly told colleagues Iranian arms sales were cover for plan to kidnap Iranian government officials' families and hold them in cages around Europe as ransom for US hostages.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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