WASHINGTON — Vice President George Bush said Tuesday night that President Reagan "is certain to this very day" that the sale of weapons to Iran was not an arms-for-hostages swap.
Bush told a conference on terrorism that the Administration, wounded by the Iran arms affair, now has "the opportunity to restore the credibility of our policy."
"We have to stand up to terrorism and we have to keep standing up until we stop it," he said. "That's why our policy has been--and continues to be--no concessions to terrorists."
Bush touched on the frustration felt within the Administration over the prolonged detention of the American hostages in Lebanon and the determination to "explore every channel, run down every lead."