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Reagan / US-Iran Arms Deals #99933

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 13, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) President Reagan's decision to address nation on his arms deals with Iran in exchange for United States hostages in Lebanon announced; scenes shown. [REAGAN - accuses media of "dissemination of misinformation."] President's anticipated speech outlined on screen. [Chief of staff Don. REGAN - defs. secrecy of arms shipments.] Reagan's interpretation of arms-for-hostages negotiations with Iran outlined, discussed. National security adviser Admiral John Poindexter mentioned opposing disclosure. Differing version of arrangement, offered by White House source, mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Apparent concern in administration over renewed USSR -Iran relations cited.

(DC: Brit Hume) Capitol Hill's reaction to administration's arms shipments to Iran featured; scenes shown. [Representative James WRIGHT, courtesy "Good Morning America", Senator Dan. MOYNIHAN, Senator Patrick LEAHY - abhor President's deals with Iran.] Criticism noted include as well Republicans such as Senator Robert Dole; Representative Lee Hamilton said leading Congress investigation. Focus of inquiry outlined on screen, explained. Concern over Poindexter's power noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) President's speech tonight and "Nightline" announced.

Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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