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

Other Information

Iran Hostage Crisis 1979 (ABC News Report From 12/3/1979)