Statement on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy
November 19, 1986
may be some misunderstanding of one of my answers tonight [at the news conference].
There was a third country involved in our secret project with Iran. But taking this into
account, all of the shipments of the token amounts of defensive arms and parts
that I have authorized or condoned taken in total could be placed aboard a single
cargo aircraft. This includes all shipments by the United States or any third country.
Any other shipments by third countries were not authorized by the U.S.