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Woodward Book / Casey, CIA, Iran/Contra Scandal #558463

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 26, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(DC: Arthur Kent) "Washington Post" reporter Bob Woodward, in book excerpted in "Post", said claiming late CIA director William Casey, through Saudi King Fahd, arranged attempted 1985 car bombing assassination of Hizballah leader in Beirut; attempt's failure and number killed recalled. Woodward noted also claiming Casey bribed Hizballah leader when assassination failed and attacks on US ints. in Beirut stopped as result. [US ambassador Vernon WALTERS - questions credibility of Woodward's assertions.] Casey's alleged deathbed confession to Woodward of his role in diversion of Iranian arms sale funds to Contras said substantiating Colonel Oliver North's similar testimony. Casey's testimony on Iran/Contra scandal recalled. [Senator Sam NUNN - questions implications of Casey's confession to Woodward if it's true.] CIA said declining comment on book.

Chung, Connie;
Kent, Arthur

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