NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 09, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: James Polk) General Richard Secord (ret.) mentioned taking 5th Amendment today before Senate Intelligence Committee; focus of investigation on his role in Iran-Contra scheme examined. Justice Department, claiming Secord is linked to Swiss bank account, said asking Credit Suisse to freeze accts. in question. Info. linking Secord to secret Contra operations reviewed; General Robert Dutton (ret.) mentioned associated with Secord and Contra supply flights. Secretary of State George Shultz recalled naming Secord as among those using CIA back channels to contact United States ambassador in Beirut during latest hostage release last month Secord's military background reviewed.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States ambassador to Lebanon John Kelly reported being questioned at State Department today regarding his involvement in Iran arms deal without Shultz's knowledge.