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Iran Arms Scandal #314673

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 09, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Lesley Stahl) Latest evidence indicating Vice President George Bush's involvement in Iran arms scandal was to greater extent than heretofore acknowledged examined; details given, scenes shown. [December 3, 1986, BUSH - claims President Reagan is certain he did not authorize arms-for-hostages scheme.] Memorandum discovered which challenges Bush's claim that his role in operation was tangential quoted on screen. [Bush chief of staff Craig FULLER - offers official description of Vice President's role.] Evidence to the contrary reviewed: August 8, 1985 meeting of President Secys. George Shultz, Caspar Weinberger, CIA director William Casey and Bush; January 6, 1986 meeting of President, John Poindexter, Robert McFarlane, Don. Regan and Bush; January 7, 1986 National Sec. Council "charade" by Shultz and Weinberger agreed to by Bush. [March 6, 1986, BUSH - denies United States will offer concessions to terrorists.] [In Israel, July 27, 1986, BUSH - considers terrorism a threat to all people.] Bush's meeting with Israeli aid Amiram Nir, at suggestion of Colonel Oliver North, noted discussing pending releases of hostages Lawrence Jenco and David Jacobsen in exchange for arms shipments to Iran. Timing of Bush's meeting with Nir and President Reagan's approval of Hawk missile parts to Iran noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Reagan reported denying contradiction between his stmts. and information uncovered by "Washington Post" on scandal; details given.

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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