Search the Archive

Iran Arms Scandal #548235

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 08, 1986
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(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.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Kalb, Marvin;
Wallace, Chris
Duration:
00:08:30

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.