Former spy talks “Argo,” and Iran rescue mission

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Antonio “Tony” Mendez is the rarest of creatures: A former spy who has come out of the woodwork.

His story is the subject of Ben Affleck’s new film, “Argo,” released in the United States Friday, and tipped to feature in Hollywood’s awards season.

“Argo” is based on one of Mendez’s most remarkable missions, rescuing six Americans from Iran during the height of the 1979 hostage crisis and helping them pose as a Canadian film crew making a fictitious film called “Argo.” It follows Mendez’s memoir of the same name, released in September.

Mendez, 72, who was named in 1997 one of the CIA’s top 50 officers of its first 50 years, talked to Reuters about “Argo” the movie, the real CIA operation and current events in the Middle East.

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