NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 08, 1986
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(NYC: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(DC: Robin Lloyd) White House scheme, bypassing CIA and depts. of State and Defense, to ship arms to Iran in exchange for release of United States hostages in Lebanon discussed; details given, scenes shown. [CIA director William CASEY - declines comment.] [Former CIA director Stansfield TURNER - questions legality of President Reagan's and national security cncl.'s actions.] [Senator James SASSER - opposes business relationship with Iran.] Opposition of Secys. George Shultz and Caspar Weinberger explained; Reagan said proceeding with encouragement of national security adviser John Poindexter and Casey. Release of hostages Benjamin Weir, Lawrence Jenco and David Jacobsen as result noted. [Jimmy CARTER - considers negotiating with terrorists disgusting.]
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