Description: The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic standoff between the United States and Iran.Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981, after a group of Iranian college students belonging to the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line, who supported the Iranian Revolution, took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
Description: The Iran Hostage Crisis: Operation Eagle Claw The Iran Hostage Crisis: The 1980 Election On November 4, 1979, a group of Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 ...
Description: Iran hostage crisis, international crisis (1979–81) in which militants seized 66 Americans at the U.S. embassy in Tehran and held 52 of them hostage for more than a year. It took place after Iran’s Islamic revolution in 1978–79 and poisoned U.S.-Iranian relations for decades.
Description: What became known as the Iran hostage crisis began on November 4, 1979, when a group of Iranian students in Tehran, the capital of Iran, stormed the American embassy. They trapped fifty-two American workers there, and held them hostage for 444 days. The incident was a dramatic way for the student revolutionaries to declare a break from Iran’s ...
Description: Operation Eagle Claw, known as Operation Tabas (Persian: عملیات طبس ) in Iran, was a United States Armed Forces operation ordered by U.S. President Jimmy Carter to attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis by rescuing 52 embassy staff held captive at the Embassy of the United States, Tehran on 24 April 1980. Its failure, and the humiliating public debacle that ensued, damaged U.S ...
Description: On November 4, 1979, Iranian students seized the embassy and detained more than 50 Americans, ranging from the Chargé d’Affaires to the most junior members of the staff, as hostages. The Iranians held the American diplomats hostage for 444 days.
Description: Iran Hostage Crisis 1979 (ABC News Report From 11/11/1979) - Duration: 10:03. ABC News 342,529 views. 10:03. Face to Face with the Ayatollah - Duration: 15:01. 60 Minutes 331,899 views.
Description: The U.S. embassy in Tehran was stormed by students, protestors on November 4, 1979, trapping and holding dozens of people inside.
Description: Read CNN's Fast Facts about the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, in which 52 US citizens were held captive for 444 days.
Description: Enlarge Poster produced for the 444 Days records release project. Historical Background and Timeline The Iran Hostage Crisis was a major international crisis caused by the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and its employees by revolutionary Iranian students, who then held the Embassy employees as hostages, in direct violation of international law.
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