Iranian Hostage Crisis
America blames Carter
A quick summary
Carter stated that the US was not going to fall into blackmail and on April 24, 1980, tried a rescue mission that failed miserably. Many things happened after this such as Shah dying and Iraq attacking Iran all playing a part in Carter loosing re-election in 1980. The day of Reagan's inauguration, the United States released almost $8 billion in Iranian assets and the hostages were freed. All 52 had spent 444 days, (November 4, 1979 - January 20, 1981) in Iranian detention and were later given treatment. In 2000 former hostages and their survivors sued Iran under the 1996 anti terrorism act and won.
A man holding a a sign during a protest of the crisis in Washington D.C., in 1979. It reads "Deport all Iranians"
Hostage Barry Rosen, Age 34.
The hostages are ok.
A group photograph of the hostages at the hospital.
After the Iranian hostage crisis (1979–1981), the walls of the former U.S. embassy in Tehran were covered in mostly anti-American murals.