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Reagan and Iran

Reader comment on item: Reagan's Early Victory in the War on Terror

Submitted by James O'Hara (United States), Jun 15, 2004 at 11:17

In your article, you forgot to mention Reagan made a deal with Iran requiring Iran not release the hostages during Carter's presidency and requiring the USA later to sell or give some military equipment and supplies to Iran.
Your explanation of the release of the hostages is too simplistic.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Thank you for raising this canard. If you'd like to see my handling of the "October Surprise" thesis you have raised, please go to http://www.danielpipes.org/article/1654.

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