Today in Middle Eastern history: the Iran Hostage Crisis ends (1981)

It's now been 35 years since the Iranian government released the last 52 of the original 66 hostages taken when Iranian students/paramilitaries seized the US embassy in Tehran in November 1979. The Carter administration, when it wasn't busy planning botched rescue operations, spent most of the 444 days those hostages were held captive trying to … Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: the Iran Hostage Crisis ends (1981)

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