CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 02, 1987
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.
(DC: Phil Jones) Testimony of assistant secretary state Elliott Abrams in Iran/Contra hearings today featured; details given, scenes shown. Abrams' false testimony last year regarding his solicitation of Contra aid from Sultan of Brunei recalled. [Senator cnsl. Mark BELNICK - reads Abrams' previous testimony.] [ABRAMS - acknowledges mistake.] [BELNICK - questions tactic used by Abrams to avoid telling truth.] [ABRAMS - responds; describes his solicitation of Brunei official for Contra aid.] Sultan noted demanding return of money he deposited in Swiss bank account for Contras. Abrams' description of Colonel Oliver North outlined. [ABRAMS - describes conversation with Secretary of State George Shultz regarding North.] [SHULTZ - expresses confidence in Abrams.] Senator's reaction to Abrams' defense of North quoted.
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