Chadli, Malek, Gharaieb, Mostefae: Algeria's Tireless Postmen

Without the help of a sometime foe, there would be no deal

Without the help of a sometime foe, there would be no deal

Americans and Iranians can agree on one thing at least: without the skillful performance of Algeria's middlemen, the financial settlement that led to the hostages' release would not have been possible. On his last day in office, President Jimmy Carter conveyed to Algerian President Bendjedid Chadli "the immense debt of gratitude" felt by the U.S. Wrote Carter: "We would certainly not have concluded this accord, if we had not had the assistance of your government." State Department officials spoke admiringly of the...

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