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Irangate Line breaks: Iran|gate
Pronunciation: /ɪˈrɑːnɡeɪt/

Definition of Irangate in English:

A US political scandal of 1987 involving the covert sale by the US of arms to Iran. The proceeds of the arms sales were used by officials to give arms to the anti-communist Contras in Nicaragua, despite Congressional prohibition. Also called Iran-Contra affair or scandal.
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