November 28, 1986 |
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir conceded today that the U.S. arms Israel shipped to Iran might be used against Israeli soldiers. But he said Israel's role in the deal was "a sustainable risk." Israel radio, meanwhile, said the FBI may want to question four Israelis reportedly involved in the operation: David Kimche, the Foreign Ministry's former director general; Amiram Nir, the prime minister's adviser on counter-terrorism, and private arms merchants Al Schwimmer and Yaacov Nimrodi.
March 29, 1988 |
Israel has handed over classified documents to independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh for his Iran-Contra investigation under a cooperation agreement reached after a year of negotiations, an Israeli official said Monday. In return, Walsh apparently agreed to revoke his subpoenas of four Israelis who arranged the 1985 and 1986 shipments of U.S.-made anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to Iran, the official and a U.S. lawyer indicated.
March 28, 1988 |
After a year of thorny negotiations, independent counsel Lawrence Walsh has reached a secret agreement with Israel for its cooperation in his investigation of the Iran-Contra scandal, both sides announced today. In a brief statement, Walsh expressed satisfaction with the agreement and said his office looks forward to continued cooperation from Israel. Under the accord, Israel has given Walsh the historical and financial chronologies covering its role in the shipment of U.S.
June 1, 1993 |
Nearly 200 Muslim pilgrims from Libya, one of Israel's most implacable foes in the Arab world, arrived in Jerusalem on Monday to pray at the city's Islamic shrines, and their sponsor announced that Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi also wants to visit this year. Yaacov Nimrodi, an Israeli businessman and arms dealer who organized the trip, described it as "a pilgrimage of peace" and a breakthrough in Israel's long search for peace with its Arab neighbors.
August 8, 1987 |
Independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh must withdraw subpoenas of two key Israelis who had roles in the Iran- contra affair if he is to win cooperation of the Israeli government in his investigation, a senior official said here Friday. "It's either/or: either you have proceedings in court or voluntary (cooperation)," said the Israeli official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
March 11, 1987 |
Major problems in developing criminal cases against U.S. participants in the Iran- contra scandal are being created by Israel's refusal to let investigators for independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh question Israeli agents directly involved in the affair, sources close to the probe said Tuesday.