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Oliver North’s evidence, Iran-Contra affair: Day 1

Title
Oliver North’s evidence, Iran-Contra affair: Day 1
Genre
Speech
TX Date
7 Jul 1987
Year of production
1987
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Duration
00:02:33
Description
Coverage from the first day of Colonel Oliver North’s evidence to the Congressional hearings on the Iran-Contra or Irangate affair. He talks about how he never personally discussed with the President the use of profits from the sales of weapons to Iran to support the Nicaraguan resistance, and how he assumed the President knew what he (North) was doing.
Contributors
Oliver North
Keywords
USA; Iran; Nicaragua; Arms sales; Presidents; Guerilla warfare; Ronald Reagan; Access to information; Guerilla activities; Financial aid; Political scandals; John Poindexter; Oliver North; Admirals

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