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January 12, 1987 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
An Israeli minister called Sunday for an "internal investigation" into this country's role in the Iranian arms affair and publication of a government white paper in response to accusations that Israel was the driving force behind the ill-fated program.
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January 12, 1987 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
An Israeli minister called Sunday for an "internal investigation" into this country's role in the Iranian arms affair and publication of a government white paper in response to accusations that Israel was the driving force behind the ill-fated program.
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February 10, 1987 | United Press International
Four key figures in the scheme to sell U.S. arms to Iran in exchange for American hostages in Lebanon have agreed to give written answers to questions from U.S. investigators, Israel radio said Monday. None of the four--arms dealers Al Schwimmer and Jacob Nimrodi, Israeli terrorism expert Amiram Nir and former Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General David Kimche--could be reached for comment.
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December 13, 1986 | Associated Press
David Kimche, a central Israeli figure in the shipment of American arms to Iran, broke his silence Friday and said the secret operation was fully coordinated with the highest levels of the U.S. government. A second Israeli involved in the controversial arms deal, businessman Jacob Nimrodi, said 500 U.S.-made TOW anti-tank missiles were sent to Iran in payment for the release of Presbyterian minister Benjamin Weir in September, 1985.
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February 6, 1987 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir indicated Thursday that Israeli officials who were involved in U.S. arms sales to Iran will not be sent to Washington to testify directly to American investigators concerning their roles in the affair. Although he said that Israel will cooperate in the investigations, Shamir added that "I don't think it's necessary" for the officials who dealt with U.S. representatives during the affair to undergo direct questioning.
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December 28, 1986
After six years of magic, President Reagan broke the spell. By deceiving the nation, he and those around him badly damaged his presidency. This traumatic tale is still unfolding, with no end in sight. This is how it developed. Secrecy and sensitive political considerations complicated the Iran arms transactions, prompting creation of a complex financial network to help conceal the fact that arms were sold and also the existence of business relationships among the buyers, sellers and middlemen.
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November 26, 1986 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writers
Israel acted on its own in the late summer of 1985 to send U.S.-supplied arms to Iran, although the U.S. government "condoned" the shipment after the fact, Atty. Gen. Edwin L. Meese III said Tuesday, touching off a long-distance argument with the Israeli government, which said the arms were sent at Washington's request. Although sources in both countries have said privately that Israel was involved in the U.S.
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December 4, 1986 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
The man who coordinated Israel's part in the Reagan Administration's U.S. arms-to-Iran program for the last 11 months is a wealthy former television journalist who may owe his selection for the job to professional help he gave a year earlier to Vice President George Bush's task force on combating terrorism. Amiram Nir, 36, counterterrorism adviser to the prime minister's office, has refused to comment publicly on his role in the Iran arms affair.
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February 27, 1987 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
Despite its intense investigation, the Tower Commission said Thursday that it was unable to prove that Reagan Administration officials had succeeded in their attempt to divert profits from the Iran arms sales to support Nicaraguan contras. The panel determined for the first time, however, that $22.8 million from the secret arms sales is unaccounted for.
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December 6, 1986 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
Israel's involvement in the controversial U.S. arms-to-Iran affair began in early 1985 after a direct request from President Reagan to then-Prime Minister Shimon Peres for help in freeing William Buckley, the late CIA Beirut station chief kidnaped by pro-Iranian elements in Lebanon, the Israeli media reported Friday. An unusual flurry of reports on the Iranian arms operation in several newspapers here described also serious reservations among various officials at different stages of the plan.
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November 27, 1986 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
A Saudi Arabian businessman who helped arrange the controversial U.S. arms-for-Iran pipeline through Israel has had contacts with former Prime Minister Shimon Peres for at least six years and was clearly operating with the Saudi government's knowledge, if not at its direction, according to Israeli sources.
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