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Perot / Hostages, Iran Arms Scandal #307875

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 02, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Colonel Oliver North reported arranging ransom payment to captors of United States hostages in Lebanon as part of the Iran arms scheme; ransom money said provided by H. Ross Perot. [PEROT - explains ransom plan.] Rel. between ransom scheme and arms shipments accompanied by North and Robert McFarlane explained; Israel's release of Shiite prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldiers said also part of deal. [PEROT - cites failure of mission; explains North's push for him rather than government to handle ransoming.] Perot said financing ransom attempt for hostage William Buckley; efforts of hostage Jeremy Levin's wife to win his release; &Jesse Jackson's trip to meet with envoy Terry Waite.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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