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Iran Arms Scandal #555291

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 22, 1987
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(Studio: Chris Wallace) John Poindexter and Colonel Oliver North's alleged perception of their roles in Iran arms scandal described.

(DC: Jamie Gangel) Expected defense positions of both North and Poindexter, incl. direct contradiction of President Reagan's claims of ignorance about operation, examined; "New York Times" account outlined. Tower commission report said possibly supporting their claims. [Thursday, REAGAN - denies knowledge of diversion of funds to Contras.] [Courtesy "This Wk.", chief of staff Howard BAKER - notes President's future depends on further developments in affair; defs. patriotism of North and Poindexter.] White House strategy to deflect public attention from scandal described. [BAKER - hopes for Reagan-Mikhail Gorbachev summit soon.]

Reporter(s):
Gangel, Jamie;
Wallace, Chris
Duration:
00:02:40

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