NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 09, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Fred Francis) Admin.'s claim that Israel instigated Iranian arms- for-hostages operation and Israel's continued denial noted.; Senate Intelligence Committee's findings involving Mideast expert Michael Ledeen, Robert McFarlane, Secretary of State George Shultz, Manucher Ghorbanifar, Israel and Iran-Iraq war, aide to Prime Min. Shimon Peres, Amiram Nir, Colonel Oliver North, Attorney General Edwin Meese detailed. [PERES - denies allegations.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Israeli defense min Yitzhak Rabin reported claiming United States asked Israel not to attack Iranian-backed Hizballah guerrillas out of concern for hostages' well-being; details given.