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Iran Arms Scandal #548235

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 08, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: John Dancy) Testimony today before House For. Affairs Committee of Secretary of State George Shultz and former national security adviser Robert McFarlane on Iran arms scandal and diversion of funds to Contras featured; details given, scenes shown. [SHULTZ - reacts to only recently learning ambassador to Lebanon John Kelly secretly worked with National Sec. Council staff members Robert McFarlane, Colonel Oliver North, General Richard Secord, John Poindexter; reads Kelly's statement] [Representative Ben. GILMAN - questions appropriateness of ambassador's arrangement.] [SHULTZ - responds; describes extent of his knowledge of Iran arms sale; denies any knowledge of diversion of funds; quotes President Reagan.] [McFARLANE - believes President was unaware of actions of Poindexter and North.] Poindexter and North said scheduled to testify tomorrow.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Marvin Kalb) Shultz's reaction to learning of Kelly's secret involvement in scheme and implications of such considered. Lewis Tambs reported resigning as United States ambassador to Costa Rica due to Contra aid issue; details given.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Chris Wallace) "Miami Herald" reported claiming administration knew Iran paid for bombing attacks on Americans in Beirut and proceeded to sell arms to Iran not- withstanding; details given, scenes shown. [October 26, 1983, Vice President George BUSH - denies terrorists will shape United States foreign policy.] Amt. paid for bombings by Iran mentioned. [McFARLANE - is unaware of issue.] [Jeane KIRKPATRICK - criticizes failure of Shultz and chief of staff Don. Regan to protect President] [Nancy REAGAN - denies arguing with husband over Regan's ouster.] New national sec. adviser Frank Carlucci mentioned preparing to clean house ; details given.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Upcoming item announced.

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Kalb, Marvin;
Wallace, Chris

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