Iranian Hostage Crisis
By Chris Z, Daquan B, and Caleb W.
The Iranian Hostage Crisis was a diplomatic crisis between the countries of Iran and US. 52 US diplomats and civilians were held hostage for 444 day on November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981. (approximately 1 year and 2 1/2 months) This happened when a group of Iranian students took over the US Embassy in Tehran, in support of the Iranian Revolution.
Important People and Terms
President Carter- Preisdent at current time
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi- Recently overthrown Iranian President
Us Embassy- Place of conflict in Iran
SAVAK- Secret police of Shah
Operation Eagle Claw- Failed operation to get the hostages out
This is a picture of some of the hostages that were held do 444 days!
In the U.S.
Back in the US there was protests and hatred to Iranian Americans.
The media played a huge role on both sides of the crisis. The US media generally felt was the US citizens dud and this can be seen in some of their reports.
Iran Hostage Crisis 1979 (ABC News Report From 12/3/1979)