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Iran-Iraq War #552597

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 12, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Arthur Kent) United States disinformation campaign to supply both Iran and Iraq with false intelligence in their war against each other examined; details given, scenes shown. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein mentioned, shown. Operation said allegedly developed in mtgs. between Robert McFarlane and Israeli official David Kimche in 1985; John Poindexter's later request for intelligence for Iran from then-deputy CIA director John McMahon and CIA agent Charles Allen's passing of said information to Manucher Ghorbanifar, the Iranian middleman in United States arms deals, detailed. Colonel Oliver North's report on program quoted. [Iran's United Nations ambassador Said RAJAIE-KHORASSANI - denies Iran has received any information from US.] CIA response to allegation mentioned.

Brokaw, Tom;
Kent, Arthur

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