December 12, 1986 |
Canada has asked the United States to provide any information it has on the alleged involvement of Canadian financiers in arms sales to Iran, Deputy Prime Minister Don Mazankowski said Thursday. "The government of Canada is trying to determine all the facts," Mazankowski told the House of Commons. "The issue is going to be thoroughly investigated." He was commenting on reports that CIA Director William J.
February 24, 1987 |
Nicaraguan rebel leader Alfonso Robelo said in a television interview screened Monday that he met with President Reagan in Washington four times in the presence of Lt. Col. Oliver L. North. He also repeated the contra contention that the rebels never received money from U.S. arms sales to Iran, only "logistical material" that he did not describe. "I have gone to see President Reagan four times, and every time it was Col. Oliver North who took me to see Reagan," he said.
December 13, 1986 |
A Swiss bank has apparently unfrozen an account used in U.S. arms sales to Iran because the U.S. government failed to back up its request that Switzerland lift banking secrecy on the account, banking sources said Friday. Credit Suisse, which has acknowledged having one of the two accounts used in the Iran arms sales, last Friday effectively froze it after receiving indications that the United States intended to legally seek information on the account.
November 14, 1987 |
As a key player in the Iran-Contra scandal testified before a grand jury Friday, a U.S. official said that Israel has assured the United States that it has not resumed arms sales to Iran. Robert W. Owen, who has received immunity from prosecution, appeared before the grand jury investigating whether laws were broken by the efforts to aid the Contras at a time when Congress had banned U.S. military assistance to them.
September 15, 1987 |
The Lebanese journalist who disclosed the secret U.S. arms sales to Iran was shot and wounded Monday by a gunman riding a motorcycle. A doctor said that Hassan Sabra, publisher and editor of the Beirut weekly magazine Ash Shiraa, suffered four bullet wounds in the head, neck and chest and may have been blinded. Sabra, 38, a Shia Muslim, made enemies though his reporting in Ash Shiraa on Iranian politics and foreign hostages held in Lebanon.
December 5, 1986 |
The U.S. dollar rose Friday against most major currencies in active trading in Europe. Gold prices were mixed. Traders were reassessing the implications of the controversy over U.S. arms sales to Iran, according to dealers in Europe. Speculation that the controversy would damage the Reagan administration's ability to manage the economy had driven the dollar lower in recent days. In Tokyo, the dollar rose to 162.80 Japanese yen, up from 162.20 yen late Thursday.
November 26, 1986 |
Peggy Say, the sister of hostage Terry A. Anderson, said today that President Reagan telephoned her from Air Force One as he flew to California, and promised her that he "would not rest until Terry was home" from Lebanon. Say said she received the call this morning at her home in Batavia, N.Y. The call was prompted by a letter that Say wrote Reagan earlier in the week expressing her support for his Iran initiative that led to the release of three American hostages.
August 4, 1987 |
Assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams said today he has been informed he is not a target of criminal prosecutors in the Iran- contra affair. "That's correct," Abrams said when asked by reporters about a report to that effect that appeared in the New York Times. "But they talk about that to your lawyer, not to you." Abrams declined to elaborate but said his office, like the rest of the State Department, is fully cooperating with the investigation by special prosecutor Lawrence E.
June 10, 1987 |
Secretary of State George P. Shultz today denied that last year's allied statement ruling out arms sales to terrorist nations was dropped from this year's summit communique on terrorism because of the clandestine U.S. arms sales to Iran. The communique issued Tuesday by the 13th annual economic summit condemned terrorists and their sponsors. But, unlike the communique issued at the Tokyo summit in 1986, there was no mention of arms sales to terrorist nations. Asked whether the U.S.