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Iran Arms Scandal / Wilson #307833

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 18, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Rome, Italy: Doug Tunnell) Italy's foreign minister Giulio Andreotti reported claiming former United States ambassador to Vatican William Wilson asked for his help in arranging meeting with Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi in Libya last year prior to United States bombing of Tripoli; details given, scenes shown. [State Department spokesperson Chas. REDMAN - notes Secretary of State George Shultz hadn't authorized Wilson's venture.] Andreotti reported acting on United States proposal at request of White House; John Poindexter said claiming both Robert McFarlane and William Clark had tacitly approved Wilson's overtures. Implications for Iran arms scandal considered.

Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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