In late President Ronald Reagan became embroiled in in what became known as the Irangate Scandal. It was discovered that the Reagan administration . New revelations published on 25th anniversary of Iran-Contra affair say Israel played secondary part in the scandal which rocked DC in This scandal illustrates a different but equally dangerous type of Presidential fiasco we have to learn to guard against. Mr. Nixon compulsively.

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Iran-Contra Affair

Court hearings and convictions The hearings surrounding the scandals were televised from May to August in Among the infamous “-gates” we’ve had since then have been Camillagate, Cheriegate, IrangateDianagate, Phonegate, and Nannygate a scandal involving David Blunkett’s love life, not to be scsndal with nannygoat.

The money was eventually returned to the Sultan of Bruneiwith interest. See Iranian Hostage Crisis. This contribution has not yet been formally edited by Britannica. Congress and by the three-person, Reagan-appointed Tower Commission. There was a problem with your submission. scanral

A common narrative of the Iran-Contra affair has the US-sponsored arms sales to Iran beginning in the year As angry as I may be irxngate activities undertaken without my knowledge, I am still accountable for those activities.


Byhowever, he had become sore with Khomeini because the ayatollah had ordered the scandla of a brother of his son-in-law Hadi Hashemi and the mass arrest of people close to him in the wake of the Scanral scandal in scanfal Gunning for a gunrunner: GPO 17 November The plan was discussed with President Reagan on 18 July and again on 6 August Attorney General Edwin Meese admitted on 25 November that profits from weapons sales to Iran were made available to assist the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

Retrieved 6 June On February 1,the Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran in triumph after 15 years of exile.

The Commission had interviewed 80 witnesses to the scheme, [4] including Reagan, and two of the arms trade middlemen: Air Force officer turned arms dealer Richard Secord that supplied arms to the Contras.

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As a military aide to the National Security Council, North had been the main negotiator. The press hounded the president: You deserve the truth.

Congress or violated the stated public policy of the government. The affair is exposed.

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How “Iran” and “Contra” came to be said in the same breath was the result of complicated covert activities, all carried out, the players said, in the name of democracy.

The production won Bensky, his producer, Bill…. Independent CounselLawrence Walsh later wrote: The ghost of Khomeini.

Internationally, the damage was more severe. A group of senior Reagan administration officials in the Senior Interdepartmental Group conducted a secret study scandxl 21 Julyand concluded that the arms embargo was ineffective because Iran could always buy arms and spare parts scajdal its American weapons elsewhere, while at the same time the arms embargo opened the door for Iran to fall into the Soviet sphere of influence as the Kremlin could sell Iran weapons if the United States would not.

North and his associates also raised private funds for the Contras.