The Contra Con

A "Saudi" smoothie stung North

For a supposed Saudi prince, Ibrahim Bin Abdul Aziz Saud Masoud certainly had a name to befit a royal title. But what impressed Lieut. Colonel Oliver North even more was the prince's offer to donate a hefty sum of money to aid the Nicaraguan contras. North was so taken with the prince that he went to Ronald Reagan and National Security Council Adviser Robert McFarlane and told them of the expected donation. As matters turned out, there was no money and no prince: the would-be contra benefactor was Mousalreza Ibrahim Zadeh, an expatriate Iranian swindler who has pleaded guilty to bank...

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