Oliver North: Israeli Agent Amiram Nir "the Bravest Man I Ever Knew"

(Jerusalem Post) - Former White House aide Oliver North had close ties with Amiram Nir, counterterrorism adviser to prime minister Shimon Peres, who was killed in a mysterious plane crash over southwestern Mexico on December 1, 1988. "Ami was the bravest man I ever knew, and I knew a lot of brave men," said North, in Israel this week to broadcast his radio show, Radio America, from the Jerusalem Post's studios. North was deputy director of counterintelligence for the US National Security Council in the Reagan administration and Nir was North's main Israeli contact. They flew together from Tel Aviv to Teheran in May 1986 in hopes of securing the release of American and Israeli hostages held by pro-Iranian terrorist groups in Lebanon.

2002-07-12 00:00:00

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