Iran-Contra

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The Iran-Contra scandal became public on 3 November 1986, when the Lebanese newspaper Al Shiraa revealed details of US arms sales to Iran in an "arms for hostages" deal.[1] It emerged shortly afterwards that proceeds from the arms sales had been illegaly diverted by Col. Oliver North to get round Congressional restrictions on funding for the Nicaraguan Contras.[2]

External Resources

Notes

  1. Lawrence E. Walsh, Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-Up, W.W. Norton, 1997, p.7.
  2. Lawrence E. Walsh, Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-Up, W.W. Norton, 1997, p.13.