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Background[ edit ] Under Mohammad Reza Pahlavithe United States was the largest seller of arms to Iran, and the vast majority of the weapons that the Islamic Republic of Iran inherited in January were American-made. After Ronald Reagan took office as President on 20 Januaryhe vowed to continue Carter's policy of blocking arms sales to Iran on the grounds that Iran supported terrorism.
Almost from the time he took office ina major goal of the Reagan administration was the overthrow of the left-wing Sandinista government in Nicaragua and to support the Contra rebels.
Funding ran out for the Contras by July and in October a total ban was placed in effect. The second Boland Amendment, in effect from 3 October to 3 Decemberstated: During the fiscal year no funds available to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense or any other agency or entity of the United States involved in intelligence activities may be obligated or expended for the purpose of or which may have the effect of supporting directly or indirectly military or paramilitary operations in Nicaragua by any nation, organization, group, movement, or individual.
The Reagan administration argued it was not, and many in Congress argued that it was. The Reagan administration argued that because the constitution assigned the right to conduct foreign policy to the executive, its efforts to overthrow the government of Nicaragua were a presidential prerogative that Congress had no right to try to halt via the Boland amendments.
Air Force officer turned arms dealer Richard Secord that supplied arms to the Contras. It was ostensibly a private sector operation, but in fact was controlled by the NSC.
That date is important to the official justifications of the Reagan administration because the government claimed that the secret arms shipments were in exchange for Iranian cooperation with the release of hostages held in Lebanon by Hezbollah, where the first hostage was taken in But if an agreement to send secret arms shipments to Iran, and the fact of those shipments, both began beforethen the release of the hostages cannot be the reason for the arms shipments.
As reported in The New York Times in"continuing allegations that Reagan campaign officials made a deal with the Iranian Government of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in the fall of " led to "limited investigations. The official documents 'establishing' the beginning of this policy as dating totherefore, may perhaps be interpreted as part of a paper trail to establish the 'arms-for-hostages' cover story, in case the secret arms shipments to Iran were discovered.
Dynamic political evolution is taking place inside Iran. Instability caused by the pressures of the Iraq-Iran war, economic deterioration and regime in-fighting create the potential for major changes inside Iran.
The Soviet Union is better positioned than the U. S should encourage Western allies and friends to help Iran meet its import requirements so as to reduce the attractiveness of Soviet assistance This includes provision of selected military equipment.
The short term dimension concerns the seven hostages; the long term dimension involves the establishment of a private dialogue with Iranian officials on the broader relations They sought specifically the delivery from Israel of TOW missiles While the President was recovering in the hospital, McFarlane met with him and told him that representatives from Israel had contacted the National Security Agency to pass on confidential information from what Reagan later described as the "moderate" Iranian faction headed by Rafsanjani opposed to the Ayatollah's hardline anti-American policies.
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