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  a scandal during the time that Iran held American hostages; the U.S. attempted to solidify relations with moderate Iranians by selling weapons to them during an Iran/Iraq war and high U.S. officials broke the law by using some of the arms payments to support Contra rebels in Nicaragua (1984-1986)
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