Though they were crucial international events during the 1980s, the final decade of the cold war, the soviet war in afghanistan and the.
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.
The sales to iran were illegal, as the us had an arms embargo against iran american participants in the iran-contra affair thought the covert.
The iran–contra affair also referred to as irangate, contragate or the iran–contra scandal, was a political scandal in the united states that occurred during the. Issues of central american communism and middle eastern terrorism combined in the iran-contra affair to cast a shadow over president reagan's second term.
The iran-contra affair was a secret us arms deal that traded missiles for americans held hostage by iranian terrorists, then used funds from the arms deal to.
Iran-contra affair, 1980s us political scandal in which the national security council (nsc) became involved in secret weapons transactions and other activities. The iran-contra affairs of the 1980s stemmed from the reagan administration's foreign policies toward two seemingly unrelated countries, nicaragua and iran.