Iran-contra and arms-for-hostages scandals project: iran-contra and for iran/contra matters: chapter 25: united states of the iran-contra affair, it will be . On november 3, 1986, an iranian journalist writing for a lebanese magazine reported that united states government officials were facilitating arms sales to iran this expose d the so-called “iran-contra affair,” the biggest political scandal of ronald reagan’s presidency. The cia, the drug dealers, and the tragedy of gary webb the iran contra affair (in which officials in the reagan administration clandestinely facilitated the sale of arms to iran, using the .
The iran–contra affair (persian: ماجرای ایران-کنترا , spanish: caso irán-contra), also referred to as irangate, contragate or the iran–contra scandal , was a political scandal in the united states that occurred during the second term of the reagan administration. In what became known as the iran-contra affair, us president ronald reagan's administration secretly sold arms to iran, which was engaged in a bloody war with its neighbor iraq from 1980 to 1988 (see iran-iraq war), and diverted the proceeds to the contra rebels fighting to overthrow the leftist sandinista government of nicaragua. The contra war in nicaragua - noam chomsky the world have ever had resources even remotely like what the united states gave the contras known as the iran .
The role of iran hostage crisis in the history of the united states of america united states history home under reagan, the iran-contra affair completes this . The iran-contra affair 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 . Us aims the united states provided money, material, and operational support to the contras however, the purpose of the united states’ nicaragua policy during the early years of the reagan administration is a matter of debate. Iran-contra: lawrence walsh's the iran-contra affair stirred up profound political passions a broad charge of conspiracy to defraud the united states . During its second term, the reagan administration made secret contacts with iran the outreach was based on the erroneous belief that iran’s regime included some moderate politicians who were prepared to do a deal with the united states – at a time when other iranians were pushing for an alliance with the soviet union.
Iran-contra affair larry gilman in october and november of 1986, it was discovered that for several years, agents of the united states government had been running an illegal operation to sell weapons to iran and funnel the profits to the contras, a military organization dedicated to overthrowing the leftist government of nicaragua. Reagan and the 'iran-contra' affair throughout the region and threaten the security of the united states sales of military equipment supplied to iran. Iran-contra affair, in us history, secret arrangement in the 1980s to provide funds to the nicaraguan contra rebels from profits gained by selling arms to iran the iran-contra affair was the product of two separate initiatives during the administration of president ronald reagan the first was a . Decades after the iran-contra affair, the vietnam war, and watergate, many of the supporting details that accompany this theory: they vigorously deny that the . Special report: a quarter century ago with the breaking of the iran-contra scandal, the united states had a chance to step back from its march toward empire and to demand accountability for white .
The iran-contra affair has raised questions about whether the cia slants its intelligence analysis to support covert actions or policy. Foreign and domestic entanglements the united states gave support to the mujahedeen rebels who when asked about his knowledge of the iran-contra affair . Iran/contra: 20 years later and what it means really criminal about the iran/contra affair and that it was merely a the united states, israel and iran ostensibly to bring about the release .
The iran-contra affair 20 years on united states, israel and iran ostensibly to bring about the release of american hostages being held in lebanon, ghorbanifar . The iran-contra scandal had a big effect on the united states but it had a huge effect on nicaragua or impact, of the iran-contra affair handling the . 10 reprehensible crimes of ronald reagan the united states has the reagan administration was guilty of crimes like the iran-contra affair, but the . Chapter 2 united states v oliver l north after the iran/contra affair became public, he exchanged false back-dated letters with glenn robinette, a former cia .
The iran-contra affair was a secret us arms deal that traded missiles and other arms to free some americans held hostage by terrorists in lebanon, but also used funds from the arms deal to . The iran-contra affair, often highlighted by historians in their account of the reagan years, had its origins in two quite different impulses of the president the first was humanitarian—to free a handful of american hostages held by terrorists in lebanon. The iran-contra affair was a clandestine action not approved of by the united states congress it began in 1985, when president ronald reagan's administration supplied weapons to iran¹ — a sworn enemy — in hopes of securing the release of american hostages held in lebanon by hezbollah terrorists loyal to the ayatollah khomeini, iran's leader.
The iran-contra affair involved three nations: (1) the united states, (2) iran, and (3) nicaragua it was a secret arrangement led by us president ronald reagan to sell us weapons to iran during . Article details: the biggest political scandals in american history the united states has endured its share of tabloid-worthy transgressions from its elected leaders on both sides of the party . End of an era study how were the details of the iran-contra affair discovered the united states provided military assistance to iran, hoping for freed . Iran-contra affair: style and aloofness from policy detail—and the united states suffered a serious though temporary loss of credibility as an opponent of .