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Iran Arms Scandal #312470

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 12, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Distrust of Iranian arms dealer Manucher Ghorbanifar by Reagan administration officials involved in Iran arms scheme said illustrated by Colonel Oliver North's purported threat to kill Ghorbanifar if he reneged on his part of the operation; details given, scenes shown. Ghorbanifar's misrep. of agreement noted uncovered by NSC intercepts of his phone calls to someone identification as "Kangerlu," believed to have been Iranian parliament speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani; his later inability to pass CIA polygraphs as well discussed. President Reagan, aware of Ghorbanifar's duplicity, recalled claiming Congress couldn't be trusted. [November 19, 1986, REAGAN - explains deceiving Congress] Ghorbanifar said later admitting revealing operation to Ayatollah Montazeri who leaked details to Mideast newspaper about Robert McFarlane's Tehran visit.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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