Wednesday, October 22, 2008

US Official Denies Arms for Hostages Deal With Tehran

Today, L. Paul Bremer, the State Department's top counterterrorism official, described as "preposterous" reports that the US had offered weapons to Tehran in order to secure the release of Americans hostages held in Lebanon by pro Iran kidnappers.Bremer rejected allegations made yesterday by former Iran President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr. The former president, who lives in Paris, told reporters that an agent of Vice President Bush, named Richard lawless, negotiated the release of Mithileshwar Singh who is a permanent resident of the United States and was held hostage in Beirut, along with thre other Americans. Read full story

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