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The US had always been a strong ally of Shah Pahlavi, the previous ruler of Iran before the Ayatollah Khomeini's revolution, and just as the new theocracy had rebelled against the corrupt regime of the Shah, so too did they rebel against the Shah's cynical ally, the US. Of course, in so doing, they set in motion a conflict that continues to this day in various ways, and is highly destructive. It was not a smart move.

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Militants of Iran kept American soliders hostage for exactly 444 days. This created the Iran ''Hostage'' Crisis.

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The interference of the US in the Iranian affairs caused the hostage crisis. Many Islamic students believed that the Shah should be returned to Iran for the justice of Iran.

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