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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 27.11.10 | 00:43 (IST)

    Israeli involvement in the Iran Contra affair was revealed in the last years of the Reagan administration. The cargo of the Transporte Aereo Rioplatense CL-44 (LV-JTN) shot down in Soviet Armenia while flying arms and aircraft parts from Israel to Iran 18 July 1981 made very interesting reading. Parts and tires for F-4s sold to Israel were shipped to Iran to keep it's fighters flying. Israel did a lot to keep Iran a viable military power in the 1980s, one of the few nations to do so. Which is why the Reagan administration arranged the cover of shipping HAWK SAMs and equipment to Israel who then supplied older versions to Iran.

    from the article: The truth about Israel, Iran and 1980s U.S. arms deals
    First published 09:46 26.11.10 | Last updated 09:46 26.11.10
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