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US-Iran Arms Deals #99989

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) President Reagan's public claim that no more arms will be sent to Iran reported; scenes shown. [REAGAN - announces decision.] Implications of Secretary of State George Shultz's remark about issue considered. [Henry KISSINGER - notes inconceivability of Shultz not speaking for admin.] [REAGAN - denies firing Shultz.] National security adviser John Poindexter mentioned scheduled to testify before Congress; possibility CIA dir. William Casey will lose job explained. Press secretary Larry Speakes said confirming that arms shipments to Iran were approved by President on January 17, 1986, in exchange for release of hostages. [Chief of staff Don. REGAN - defines controversy as misunderstanding; blames press.] Richard Nixon's advice for such scenarios recalled.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) "Los Angeles Times" poll on public's reaction to President's televised speech about Iranian arms shipments outlined on screen, discussed.

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:03:00

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