History Of The Iran Contra Scandal

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The Iran-Contra scandal was the secret (at one time) trading of missiles to Iran in efforts to return American hostages. This was a bad move by Reagan due to the fact that it went against public policy of the government refusing to negotiate with terrorists or aid countries that openly support international terrorism, countries like Iran. To make matters worse, the press found out that a part of the $48 million dollars from the sales was secretly used to buy weapons and supplies for the Contra that were in Nicaragua, which violated a constitution passed in 1984. Reagan denied knowledge of the Contra situation and claimed innocence. These incidents caused a blow to Reagan’s career that he never fully recovered from.
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