Issue 192 - 16 Mar 1987
The Tower Commission report on the White House's dealings with Iran in the arms-for-hostages scandal has enmeshed Saudi Arabia in further problems. The Saudis have consistently denied they had anything to do with the tortuous transactions undertaken by Adnan Khashoggi, Manuchehr Ghorbanifar, Colonel Oliver North and the rest of the shady crew at the National Security Council. There is no evidence to prove them wrong in their assertions. But all along there have been worrying rumours that Saudi Arabia channelled funds to the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

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