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Iran Arms Scandal #315368

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 21, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Phil Jones) Senator Select Committee reported granting limited immunity to Admiral John Poindexter to force his testimony on Iran arms scandal; details given, scenes shown. [December 9, 1986, POINDEXTER - takes 5th Amendment.] [Senator Howell HEFLIN - wants Poindexter to testify on President Reagan's role in operation.] Congress said also seeking independent verification of former CIA dir. William Casey's inability to testify due to health; details given. [Senator Orrin HATCH - wants doctor's opinion.] Albert Hakim's fear for life due to his cooperation with Congress investigations noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Pentagon said confirming last night's report on Army's secret Swiss bank account believed used to illegally funnel weapons into Central America; Colonel Oliver North's role noted under investigation. Status of Army's "Yellow Fruit" unit which opened account reported; special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh mentioned investigating.

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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