Why Iran was Santioned for Thirty Years- Hostage Crisis of 1979

Iran Hostage Crisis

On November 4, 1979, a group of Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 American hostages. The immediate cause of this action was President Jimmy Carter’s decision to allow Iran’s deposed Shah, a pro-Western autocrat who had been expelled from his country some months before, to come to the United States for cancer treatment. However, the hostage-taking was about more than the Shah’s medical care: it was a dramatic way for the student revolutionaries to declare a break with Iran’s past and an end to American interference in its affairs. It was also a way to raise the intra- and international profile of the revolution’s leader, the anti-American cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The students set their hostages free on January 21, 1981, 444 days after the crisis began and just hours after President Ronald Reagan delivered his inaugural address.

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Iran hostage crisis: Victims ‘to be compensated’ 36 years later

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Take a look at these amazing photos of Iran before the revolution of 1979

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Amid nuke talks, Ayatollia says, “Death to America”

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Iran Marks Revolution With ‘Death to America’ Chants

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Obama: Iranians Who Yell “Death to America” Have “Common Cause” With Republicans

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Obama administration could be looking to bolster Iran nuclear deal in final months

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Iran nuclear deal: Key details

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