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History > 20th, early 21st century > USA > Timeline in pictures > Iranian Hostage Crisis    November 1979 - January 1981

 

 

 

Ebrahim Asgharzadeh (left)

holds up a picture of a hostage

during the 1979 embassy crisis in Tehran.

 

Photograph: GG/AP

 

From hostage crisis to nuclear deal:

prisoner and captor look back at the Iran-US cold war

G

Friday 14 August 2015        20.31 BST

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/14/
from-1979-iran-hostage-crisis-to-2015-nuclear-deal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Iranian revolution in early 1979

brought to power a radical Shiite government,

symbolically challenging Saudi Arabia,

the leader of Sunnism,

for leadership of global Islam.

 

Photograph: Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

 

Saudis and Extremism: ‘Both the Arsonists and the Firefighters’

NYT

AUG. 25, 2016

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-islam.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Covers - The 70S

TIME cover 11-26-1979

ill. of Ayatullah Khomeini

and President Jimmy Carter

by Diana Walker.

 

Date taken: November 26, 1979

Life Images

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=3646997ec2e843d8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 1979 - January 1981

 

Iranian Hostage Crisis

 

 

On November 4, 1979,

Iranian students stormed

the U.S. Embassy in Tehran,

seizing the staff.

 

They demanded

the extradition

of the deposed

Shah of Iran

from the United States,

where he was receiving

cancer treatment.

 

Iran's

revolutionary government,

headed by the Ayatollah

Ruhollah Khomeini,

a conservative

Muslim leader,

supported the students,

calling the embassy

"a den of spies."

 

Female

and African-American

hostages

were released

within the first month,

and one other hostage

was released

months later,

due to illness.

 

The remaining 52

were held hostage

for 444 days.

 

They were

finally released

on January 20, 1981,

the day Jimmy Carter's

successor,

Ronald Reagan,

was inaugurated.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/carter/sfeature/sf_hostage.html

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/
686942870/tony-mendez-the-argo-spy-who-rescued-americans-in-iran-dies-at-78

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/
lens/an-iranian-photographers-unflinching-look-at-his-countrys-revolution.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2015/12/25/
461005628/u-s-hostages-held-in-iran-for-444-days-finally-get-compensation

https://www.npr.org/2015/10/16/
449238078/canadian-envoy-ken-taylor-who-hid-americans-during-iran-hostage-crisis-dies

https://www.npr.org/2015/10/16/
449090556/canadian-envoy-who-hid-americans-during-iran-hostage-crisis-dies

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/14/
from-1979-iran-hostage-crisis-to-2015-nuclear-deal

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/30/us/
james-vaught-who-led-iran-hostage-mission-dies-at-86.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/05/world/americas/
john-sheardown-canadian-who-sheltered-americans-in-tehran-dies-at-88.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2011/01/20/
133086344/Is-It-Time-To-Get-Over-The-Iran-Hostage-Crisis

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/16/
world/16morefield.html

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/
story/story.php?storyId=15912647 - 3 Nov. 2007

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/
story/story.php?storyId=5373517 - 1 May 2006

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/
story/story.php?storyId=5166956 - 21 Jan. 2006

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/
story/story.php?storyId=4144154 - 4 Nov. 2004

 

http://www.nytimes.com/1981/01/26/us/
newburgh-ny-former-hostages-home-iran-families-j
oin-them-west-point-president.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/21/newsid_2506000/2506807.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/25/newsid_2503000/2503899.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/4/newsid_3910000/3910627.stm  

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/806268.stm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 February 1979

 

Exiled

Ayatollah Khomeini

returns to Iran

 

 

Religious leader

Ayatollah Khomeini

made a triumphant

return to Iran

after 14 years

in exile.

 

Up to five million people

lined the streets

of the nation's capital,

Tehran,

to witness

the homecoming

of the Shia Muslim imam.

 

Ayatollah

Ruhollah Khomeini, 78,

was imprisoned

by the Shah in 1963

for his opposition

to reforms

and was expelled

the following year,

to Iraq - via Turkey.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/1/newsid_2521000/2521003.stm

 

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/1/
newsid_2521000/2521003.stm

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/806268.stm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 January 1979

 

Shah of Iran flees into exile

 

 

The Shah of Iran fled the country

following months

of increasingly violent protests

against his regime.

 

Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi

and his wife, Empress Farah,

left Tehran

and flew to Aswan in Egypt.

 

The couple's

three youngest children

were flown

to the United States (...).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/16/newsid_2530000/2530475.stm 

 

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/16/
newsid_2530000/2530475.stm

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/806268.stm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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