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Reagan Health / Iran Arms Scandal #312895

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 08, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan's discharge from hospital after prostate surgery noted; scenes shown. [REAGAN - praises his condition, jokes.] Latest developments in Iran arms scandal said including allegation that Colonel Oliver North disbursed Contra funds from his private White House safe prior to opening Swiss bank account [July 1985, mercenary Peter GLIBBERY - cites amt. received monthly from National Sec. Council rather than CIA.] Question as to whereabouts of funds for Contras solicited by State Department from Sultan of Brunei discussed. Secretary of State George Shultz said acknowledging department's overtures to Sultan; details given. Implication of State Department's depositing of Brunei donations in secret Swiss bank account if funds were for humanitarian aid to Contras noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Eric Engberg) Connection between Portuguese company Energy Resources International, secret arms shipments to Contras, Virginia ofcs. of Richard Gadd and General Richard Secord (ret.), North, El Salvador liaisons, Guatemala General Cesar Caseras Rojas and Eugene Hasenfus detailed; scenes shown.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) New phase of Reagan administration's support for Contra offensive against Nicaraguan government examined; details given, scenes shown. [Assistant secretary state Elliott ABRAMS - defs. aiding Contras.] [Contra leader Adolfo CALERO - acknowledges receipt of substantial United States supplies; claims penetration into Nicaragua has begun.] Possibility Congress will cut off further aid next month considered. [Senator Christopher DODD - explains Congress's position.] No. alleged supply flights since Hasenfus was downed mentioned.

(Studio: Dan Rather) White House editing of Senate Intelligence Committee's report on Iran arms scandal described; indication that Republican efforts to make report public are premature explained.

Engberg, Eric;
Martin, David;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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