Background[ edit ] The United States was the largest seller of arms to Iran under Mohammad Reza Pahlavi , and the vast majority of the weapons that the Islamic Republic of Iran inherited in January were American-made. President Jimmy Carter imposed an arms embargo on Iran. Almost from the time he took office in , a 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 December , stated: 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.
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Share via Email Ronald Reagan at a press conference in Washington, He was the tall handsome one who opened the door for the big stars, smiled gamely and then proceeded to fluff the few lines he had before fleeing the scene. It was not a performance which audiences will remember. Perhaps that was what the President was hoping, but if so he will be disappointed. No sooner was his back turned that the three stars of the Tower Commission acquitted him of an Irangate cover-up on the discreet but unmistakable grounds that the old gentleman had not been told enough to cover it up.
List of "-gate" scandals
At the time of the presidential election of , Reagan was at the height of his popularity. In , the Sandinista liberation movement in Nicaragua had finally overthrown the dictatorship of President Anastasio Somoza Debayle , whereupon Reagan became increasingly convinced that the presence of an actively left-wing regime in that country would spark revolution throughout the region and threaten the security of the United States. To combat this possibility, his administration ploughed massive amounts of military aid into a number of governments in Central America that were beset by civil war and guerrilla fighting. National Archives, Washington, D. C In the case of Nicaragua, the focus was on destabilizing the government and engineering the overthrow of the Marxist-oriented Sandinista regime. Military aid was channeled to militia groups—the "Contras"—fighting to achieve this end. The American public, however, grew increasingly opposed to such funding, and when Congress passed a law banning it, the White House resorted to covert means to continue its support.
President George H. Bush , in which it was alleged that U. However, no evidence was ever found to prove this allegation. During the administration of President Reagan, the United States began to change its policy toward Iraq, primarily because of its opposition to the Iranian government. The United States normalized diplomatic relations with Iraq in the early s and began to give financial support to the country to offset the costly Iran-Iraq War. Despite congressional reevaluation, the Reagan and later the Bush administration continued to seek good relations with Iraq, in hopes of the United States gaining greater influence in the region. This desire for improved relations lasted until Iraq invaded neighbouring Kuwait in August , instigating the Persian Gulf War.
From the archive, 27 February 1987: President Reagan exonerated in Irangate scandal
Pastagate Montreal controversy, in which an Italian restaurant was investigated by the Quebec government for using words that do not comply with their language laws, such as "bottiglia", "calamari" and "pasta". Pemexgate Scandal involving the state-owned oil company Pemex in Mexico in which funds were used to support a political campaign of the presidential candidate for the Institutional Revolutionary Party. Petrogate The name given by the press in Peru to the corruption case involving large amounts of oil. Norwegian mining company Discover Petroleum and state-owned Perupetro are involved, which shocks politicians in Peru and prompts the resignation of cabinet ministers.