Iranian Hostage Crisis
JUAN MENA & CHRISTINA CALDERON :)
In November 4, 1979, a group of Iranian students entered the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 American hostages. The hostage-taking was about more than the Shah’s medical care. It was a dramatic way for the student revolutionaries to declare a break with Iran’s past and an end to American interference in its affairs.The students set their hostages free on January 21, 1981, 444 days after the crisis began and just hours after President Ronald Reagan delivered his first address.
The people from Iran got an American flag and set it on fire. :0
In the middle of November 1979, Islam released 13 women and blacks. :)
That is a picture of the American hostages in Iran. :(
Jimmy Carter would say later, "No matter who was with me, we watched the big grandfather clock by the door." Time was running out, for it was Tuesday, January 20, 1981. The scene was the Oval Office. In just hours this president would leave it for good, and a new leader,Ronald Reagan, would move in. As the clock ticked the time away, Carter tried to resolve a crisis that had almost destroyed his presidency. He was close, very close, and as he said, "At stake were the lives of 52 precious human beings who had been imprisoned in Iran for 444 days–and almost 12 billion dollars of Iranian assets." 1