Large modifications to the plan were devised by Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North of the National Security Council in late 1985, in which a portion of the proceeds from the weapon sales was diverted to fund anti-Sandinista fighters, known as Contras, against the socialist government of Nicaragua.
Handwritten notes taken by Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger on December 7, 1985, indicate that Reagan was aware of potential hostage transfers with Iran, as well as the sale of Hawk and TOW missiles to "moderate elements" within that country.
After the weapon sales were revealed in November 1986, Reagan appeared on national television and stated that the weapons transfers had indeed occurred, but that the United States did not trade arms for hostages. Congress and the three-person, Reagan-appointed Tower Commission.
or the Iran–Contra scandal, was a political scandal in the United States that occurred during the second term of the Reagan Administration.
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Above, Iran's parliament in Tehran on Tuesday Earlier this week, Iran's parliament voted to increase spending on the country's ballistic missile program and the foreign operations of its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard.
Above, Rouhani speaking with lawmakers after his address The U. and other world powers fear Iran seeks the ability to produce atomic weapons.
He also offered no evidence of Iran's capability to rapidly restart higher enrichment, though Iran still has its stock of centrifuges.