WASHINGTON — President Reagan is outraged and deeply disappointed that the Senate Intelligence Committee has refused to release its report on the Iran arms scandal, spokesman Larry Speakes said today.
The committee voted 7 to 6 late Monday not to release the 159-page report which, according to a Democratic source, said it was unlikely Reagan knew of the diversion of profits from arms sales to Iran to the contra rebels in Nicaragua. (Story, Page 6.)
Republican leader Bob Dole said today the GOP may try to get the confidential report released by offering an amendment to legislation creating a special Senate panel on the Iran arms-contra aid scandal.
Byrd Not Advised
Senate Democratic leader Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia said the Republicans had not told him about their strategy.
But he vowed, "I'm going to do everything I can to avoid it from becoming politicized. If such an amendment is offered, that in itself would be perceived as politicization. I hope it will not be offered."