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Lebanon Hostages / US-Iran Arms Deals #547772

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 09, 1986
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(Studio: Chris Wallace) Report introduced.

(DC: Marvin Kalb) Possibility that Secretary of State George Shultz may eventually resign over President Reagan's covert arms deals with Iran in exchange for release of United States hostages in Lebanon examined; details given, scenes shown. [SHULTZ - denies resignation rumors.] [Courtesy "Meet the Press", Senator Robert BYRD - supports Shultz and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's anger over being kept uninformed of scheme.] National security adviser John Poindexter's operation to ship arms to Iran, via Israel, said resulting in freedom for hostages Benjamin Weir, Lawrence Jenco and David Jacobsen. [Recently in Europe, SHULTZ - declines comment.] [Chief of staff Don. REGAN - comments on team players.]

(Studio: Chris Wallace) Report introduced.

(DC: Robin Lloyd) Congress's growing concern over Reagan's possible misuse of national security council to circumvent restrictions imposed by law on other government agencies examined; scenes shown. [Senator Sam NUNN - calls for investigation.] [Courtesy "Meet the Press", Senator Robert BYRD, Representative Richard GEPHARDT - question White House credibility.] Admin.'s other surreptitious operations, include covert paramil. gunrunning in Nicaragua, staffed by former CIA agents and directed by White House adviser Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, thought also involved in Iranian arms deals, reviewed. [Courtesy "Face the Nation", Senator Patrick LEAHY - feels North and others in White House have taken charge]

(Studio: Chris Wallace) USSR reaction to United States arms shipments to Iran outlined; "Pravda" quoted.

Kalb, Marvin;
Lloyd, Robin;
Wallace, Chris

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