Despite a Congressional ban, President Ronald Reagan's administration sold arms to Iran in exchange for hostages while feeding money to the anti-communist militant group, the ______, who opposed the socialist coalition government developed by the Sandinistas in Nicaragua.
Covert activities to fund the Contras and the arms sale to Iran happened, according to the Reagan administration, in the name of democracy, despite the disapproval of Congress. Only 14% of Americans believed Reagan when he denied that the sale of weapons was for hostages. His image suffered due to the scandal, but he still ended his presidency with high approval ratings.
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