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The Iranian Triangle: The Untold Story Of Israel's Role In The Iran-Contra Affair
The Iranian Triangle: The Untold Story Of Israel's Role In The Iran-Contra Affair
By Samuel Segev
Free Press, 1988, 340 pp
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The more this story comes to light the harder it is to believe. But the detailed account of Samuel Segev, an Israeli journalist, is most convincing, as it supplements the record of the U.S. congressional hearings with revelations on the central role of Israel throughout the entire affair. In both method and substance Israel's conduct was at least logical and consistent with its policy toward Iran, established in the days of the shah (described in the opening chapters), and not a game played by rogue adventurers. What is still missing is the Iranian side of the story, preferably from one of the "moderates" for whom the Americans were looking.