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Italy / Arms Sales #87889

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 26, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Rome, Italy) Judge Carlo Palermo's discovery of proposed arms deal, include nuclear weapons, to Syria and Iraq examined; chgs. against nuclear engineer, involving advance payment by Saudi prince, noted. [SUSPECT - describes offer to Arab cntrys.; remarks transcribed on screen.] Details of plan explained, discussed; alleged role of Saudi Prince Awany El Faisal cited. Suspect said claiming scheme was hoax devised by United States intelligence to test Syria and Israel; details given. [SUSPECT - describes his purported closeness with United States government] US embassy here said confirming knowledge of several arms dealers. Possible legal course of case and questions raised about sophistication of international arms smuggling community considered.
REPORTER: Mike McCourt

Jennings, Peter;
McCourt, Mike

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