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Iran / United States Arms #537241

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 25, 1984
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(Studio) Possible indictment of former Justice Department official and others for illegal sales of arms and other military hardware to Iran reported.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(NYC) Investigation of former assistant Attorney General Stanley Pottinger and others for allegedly violating arms embargo against Iran examined; Pottinger recalled assistant attorney general for civil rights under Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Pottinger's suspected aid to Iranian representative Cyrus Hashemi in smuggling embargoed military supplies out of United States during Iranian hostage crisis detailed; illegal shipments to Iran's arms company, T&T, based in Basel, Switzerland, listed on screen. [POTTINGER - declines comment.] Pottinger said allegedly approaching CIA during hostage crisis to promote Hashemi's role as liaison with Ayatollah Khomeini; Hashemi's brother reported arrested in New York City recently during US Customs sting operation. Chgs. sought against Pottinger mentioned.
REPORTER: James Polk

Palmer, John;
Polk, James

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