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The Nation

December 10, 1987

Assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams testified before the special federal grand jury investigating the sale of U.S. arms to Iran and the diversion of profits to Nicaraguan rebels. Abrams, who came under criticism last year for misleading the Senate Intelligence Committee about U.S. solicitations for foreign donations to the Contras, appeared at the grand jury with his private attorney, W. DeVier Pierson. Neither Abrams nor his attorney would comment after his appearance. The State Department said Abrams appeared voluntarily.

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