Iranian Hostage Crisis

By Sabrina and Marino


On November 4, 1979 a group of iranian students stormed U.S. embassy, in Tehran taking more than 60 American hostages. The immediate cause of this action was President JImmy Carters decision to allow irans deposed shah a pro-western autocraft who had been expelled from his country some months before,, to come to the United states for the cancer treatment.

Important terms

Mohammad Mosaddegh - Mosaddegh envisioned an Iran that was independent, free and democratic. He believed no country could be politically independent and free unless it first achieved economic independence .

Jimmy Carter - Jimmy Carter was the president of the United States from 1977-1981. On October 22, 1979 President Jimmy Carter reluctantly allowed the Shah into the United States to Undergo a surgical treatment at a hospital in New York.

Iran Hostage Crisis 1979 (ABC News Report From 11/11/1979)