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US Iran arms deal causes more trouble

Title
US Iran arms deal causes more trouble
Genre
News report; Interview; Press conference
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1986
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Duration
00:03:47
Description
Report on allegations White House Chief of Staff, Donald Regan knew about and OK’d the scheme to sell arms to Iran and use profits to fund Nicuraguan Contra rebels (Irangate scandal or Iran-Contra affair). White House spokesman Dan Howard officially denies the allegations. And also on Colonel Oliver North allegedly destroying documents before his dismissal over the scandal- he refuses to answer press questions; Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and lawyer Daniel Dash comment. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
Oliver North; Dan Howard; Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Daniel Dash
Keywords
USA; Iran; Nicaragua; Politics; Arms sales; Presidents; Guerilla warfare; Ronald Reagan; Access to information; Guerilla activities; Dismissal from employment; Financial aid; Political scandals; Donald Regan; John Poindexter

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