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   Daily News Record (Newspaper) - November 15, 1986, Harrisonburg, Virginia                                Warmer Some high cloudiness and milder today with highs from 50 to Fair tonight night with lows around Partly mild Sunday with highs around Cheese Snag Plans for a cheese fac tory in Pendleton County have hit a but the promoter believes the pro blem can be See story on Page November 43327O2 20 Cents Reagan Claims Public Support For Iran Arms WASHINGTON AP President insisting the United States will not ransom predicted Friday that most Americans will approve the administrations limited arms shipments to Iran now that the veil of secrecy has been Even as members of Congress from both the Democratic and Republican parties continued to crit icize the administrations secret dealings with Reagan defended his policy anew before a White House At the same his top aides promised continued ef forts to free Americans held captive in and Irans Ali denounced the Reagan account of relations as mere the FBI Director William Webster said there has been little recent Iraniansponsored ter rorism aimed at but he vowed that the bureau would ag gressively pursue investigations of any terrorist kidnappers in the Mideast with ties to The FBI director also indicated during a news briefing that disclosure of secret ties with Iran over the past 18 months might make it somewhat more difficult for the bureau to carry out its mission in the field of Webster emphasized that Reagan and the bureau are emphasizing the same fundamental that no concessions are be made to ter Things have been pretty he said when asked whether Iran recently has been sponsoring or supporting new terrorist activity against American Webster that there has been a history that cant be terrorist groups drawing support from On Capitol many congres sional leaders said they shared Reagans goals of longterm im provement in relations with a settlement of the IranIraqi war and freedom for the American But differences continued to surface on how best to achieve those Patrick vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence said Reagans secret quest to warm relations with certain Iranian officials in Tehran seems to have been operated out of the basement of the White That broadside was directed at the Na tional Security headed by Vice John Leahy complained that the State Department was cut the Defense Department cut almost in an amateurish Joseph said Reagans na tionally broadcast Thursday night speech on the matter underscored how amateurish this thing has The president seemed very un comfortable with the explanation he was in my the secondranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said in an interview on CBS Morn ing Pete was critical of Reagans decision to send I think they should have chosen some other like medical he told a news But he supported the decision to open contacts with The strategic goals were but it admittedly was a high risk sit addressing a group of supporters of philanthropic said dealings with Iranian of ficials have been aimed at bridging the rivers of animosity and hostility that separate our countries and at using our influence to bring a just peace to the That the Iranians have used their influence to help free American hostages in Lebanon has been a Now that the veil of secrecy has been the unfounded rumors laid to I think most Americans will approve of our efforts to better relations between our countries and rejoice that it has resulted in the freeing of some of our fellow citi Reagan told the Discussing the presi dent said the United States will talk when talking is productive but said there has not been and will not be any ransom for Let there be no doubt the United States does not pay tribute to ter NewsRecord Photo by Allen Lltten The Post Office Building in Harrisonfcurg is reflected in the plate glass windows of Harrison Irans President Denies Talks Cyprus AP Irans president on Friday denied his na tion conducted talks with the Unit ed States and said Iran wanted but not as ransom for the American hostages in President Ali Khameini vowed there would be no leniency and comprise with the United States until it changed what he called its aggressive policy in the Middle Khamenei spoke the day after President Reagan said the United States had sent a small amount of weapons to Iran in a bid to im prove relations with The Iranian president did not mention those arms He said Reagans remarks were both right and but he did not Irans official Islamic Republic News which carried ex cerpts of Khameneis said he spoke during the weekly prayer sermon at Tehran Univer The agency report was monitored in Reagan said the two nations had been negotiating for 18 months in a bid to improve in cluding efforts by former national security adviser Robert But Khamenei said there were See Page 10 More Sanctions Against Syria This sign in Cleveland seems to say it A roundup of the nations weather is on page AP Wlrephoto WASHINGTON AP President Reagan imposed additional diplo matic and economic sanctions against Syria on Friday as an ex pression of outrage over alleged Syrian involvement in international Reagan banned the sale of all air craft and related spare pro hibited financing of exports to Syria by the ExportImport terminated a bilateral air transport agreement with Syria and ordered a reduction in the Em bassy staff in among other Reagans Larry also said the goverment has informed oil companies that it considers their continued in volvement in Syrian oil operations inappropriate under these cir The companies involved in oil exploration are Marathan Oil and Fecten Syria Petroleum a whollyowned subsidiary of Several oil service con tractors also have a At the State spokesman Charles Redman said the administration does not believe the measures will have an immediate and dramatic Their pur he was to isolate Syria further from the international com munity of Announcement of the action was timed to coincide with the arrival here Friday of British Prime Minister Margaret whose government broke relations with Syria last month after a British court directly implicated Syria in the attempted bombing of an Israeli airliner last Reagan and Thatcher will meet today atCamp We believe further steps must be taken to discourage such Syrian behavior and to express our outrage and that of the American people at Syrian sponsorship of this attack and its long pattern of support for ter He said the measures will send a clear and unequivocal message to Syria Its support of terrorism is unacceptable to the international See Page 10 Wholesale Prices Rise As Retail Sales Drop WASHINGTON AP Wholesale prices rose a moderate percent in October while retail sales took a 5 percent the largest decline on the government reported Erratic automobile sales played a key role in both Car prices went up sharply with the new model and consumers bought fewer of The increase in the Labor Departments Producer Price Index was the third in a following percent and percent boosts in August and A percent surge in new auto prices and a percent hike in food costs more than offset a percent drop in energy In a separate the Com merce Department said the record 5 percent decline in retail sales followed a record percent in crease the month The plunge was due almost entire ly to a giant swing in auto which soared by a record per cent in September and then plunged by a record percent in after special cutrate financing pro grams were The special incentives were of fered by automakers to clear See Page 10 Leftists Murder Halts Peace Meetings Philippines AP Communist rebels broke off peace talks Friday after a prominent lef tist was and thousands of people rallied outside military head quarters to denounce Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile as responsible for the President Corazon whose husband Benigno was assassinated in ordered a special commis sion to investigate the killing of Rolando She vowed swift and unequivocal whatever the cost in political was head of the Partido ng or Peoples and the David Reed Sons will be closed November 24lh thru 29th lor May 1st a militant trade federation that claims He disappeared Wednesday night after attending a union His i riddled with bullets and stab was found Thursday in a ditch off a Manila His drivers body was found about two miles Days Olalia had said his May 1st Movement would strike If members of the military linked to Enrile tried to take over the gov as widely The trade federation called a general strike for Monday in Manila to protest his but some labor leaders expressed fears this would provoke military The National Democratic a Communistdominated umbrella group that has negotiated with the government on behalf of Communist refused to attend Fridays Agriculture Minister Ramon a member of the government negotiating said the front cited Olalias murder as part of an alleged pattern they think could endanger their safety and He said no new date for talks was but that the front stopped short of closing the door to any future He said they had been close to reaching a ceasefire agreement as the first step toward ending the Communists 17year in A statement issued in the name of the rebel New Peoples Army said evidence indicated Enrile and his minions were responsible for the but it offered no It said Aquino was morally responsi ble and urged her to fire Enrile has criticized Aquinos peace overtures to the rebels and called for tough counterinsurgency On before Olalias death was Enrile said he knew nothing about the opposition leaders He told reporters Let the police do their thing and refused further com About mostly young See Page 10 I Valley TV Week TV features and listings for the coming week in todays Daily NewsRe Todays Index Classified Dear Jeane Local Valley Valley Deaths Randy Nicole 3 of Ada Mae of Details on Page 7   

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