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US arms sales to Iran scandal

Title
US arms sales to Iran scandal
Genre
News report; Interview; Press conference
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1986
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Duration
00:05:14
Description
Report on scrutiny of President Ronald Reagan after it was revealed profits from USA arms sales to Iran were being secretly channelled to the Contra rebels in Nicaragua without the President’s knowledge (Irangate or Iran-Contra affair). President Reagan states he wasn’t fully informed then Attorney General Edwin Meese explains more fully to press. Comment from Senators Robert Byrd; Sam Nunn; Representative William Broomfield; Henry Kissinger; former security chief Zbigniew Brzezinski. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
Ronald Reagan; Henry Kissinger; Sam Nunn; Edwin Meese; Robert Byrd; William Broomfield; Zbigniew Brzezinski
Keywords
USA; Iran; Politics; Arms sales; Foreign policy; Presidents; Guerilla warfare; Ronald Reagan; Guerilla activities; Dismissal from employment; Profits; Resignation (political); Financial aid; Political scandals; John Poindexter; Nicuragua; Oliver North

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