NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 24, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) President Reagan's use of new Iran-Nicaragua relationship to justify call for renewed backing of anti-Nicaraguan guerrillas examined. [REAGAN - claims Muammar el-Kadhafi, PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) and Ayatollah Khomeini are supporting Nicaragua.] US concern over Nicaraguan visit of Iranian Prime Min. Hussein Moussavi noted based on his role in Iran's international terrorist activities. Iran thought prepared to send captured Iraqi weapons to Nicaragua. [REAGAN - claims helping overthrow Nicaragua is self-defense for US.] [Senator Richard LUGAR - comments on Secretary of State George Shultz's promise to develop new funding approach to support guerrillas.]
REPORTER: Chris Wallace