iranian hostage crisis

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Iranian hostage crisis

This was a problem with the U.S. and Iran about Americans being held against their will. on November 4 1979 the crisis began when militant Iranian students outraged that the us government had allowed the ousted shah of Iran to travel to new York city for medical treatment. Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days (November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981), after a group of Iranian students supporting the Iranian Revolution took over the Us Embassy in Tehran President Carter called the hostages "victims of terrorism and anarchy," adding that "the United States will not yield to blackmail".Click arrows to navigate the cause of the Iran hostage crisis of 1979 was the fact that the people of Iran did not like the fact that shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi gave america special oil discounts.