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February 15, 2000
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Arms shipped illegally by the United States to Iran via Israel during the 1980s may have been used in recent Hezbollah attacks in southern Lebanon that killed seven Israeli soldiers. Evidence of direct Iranian involvement in the Hezbollah attacks emerged last week, when Israeli security officials identified anti-tank missiles weapons used by Hezbollah as being among the “Irangate” consignment that was delivered to Tehran as part of the United States’ Iran-Contra arms- for-hostages deal.

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