February 2, 1987 |
Saying he is not going to be the "fall guy," Iranian arms broker Manucher Ghorbanifar complained angrily in his first interview with U.S. investigators that he is being blamed unfairly for the collapse of secret U.S. arms sales to Iran and the diversion of profits to the contras , The Times has learned.
December 20, 1986 |
The U.S. Justice Department has asked Swiss authorities to temporarily block the bank accounts and records of a total of 10 men and two companies in connection with the arms-for-Iran affair, Swiss sources said Friday. The names of three of the men were disclosed earlier in the week by banking sources: Marine Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, who has been dismissed from the staff of the National Security Council, Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord, a former Pentagon official, and Albert A.
December 12, 1986 |
A brief exchange between CIA Director William J. Casey and reporters after Casey had completed testimony in a closed session of the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday shows that he makes a distinction between when he "learned" of the diversion of Iran arms sales funds to Nicaragua's contras and when he first had "heard of" it. The exchange took place in a Capitol hallway. Casey has said that he learned of the controversial funds diversion from Atty. Gen.
January 6, 1987 |
CIA Director William J. Casey told an associate of international arms dealers in January, 1985--seven months before the first known White House-sanctioned arms shipments--that the United States was supplying arms to Iran, according to documents filed Monday in a New York federal court. Roy M.
January 23, 1987 |
A federal judge in a major arms-smuggling conspiracy case said Thursday that he plans to order the federal government to disclose the contents of any communications between White House officials and international arms merchants involved in the Iran arms affair. Over the objections of Justice Department lawyers, U.S.
December 14, 1986 |
Walter Ernest Miller and Donald Fraser, the two men alleged to make up the so-called "Canadian Connection" in the American-Iran arms scandal, are big-money players, but their ties appear closer to the routine deals of real estate development than the shadowy world of international arms sales.