Which nation had more than 60 Americans that were taken to hostage in 1979 and were held for over a year?
The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States where 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981, after a group of Islamist students and militants took over the American Embassy in Tehran in support of the Iranian Revolution.
In 1979, in anger at the United States' refusal to render the deposed Shah back into Iranian custody, Iranians loyal to the Khomeini regime stormed the US embassy and took all of the embassy personnel hostage. The majority of them were held for 444 days and only finally released when the United States unfroze a number of Iranian foreign bank accounts,
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What action was taken by Iranian activists when the shah of Iran was medically treated in an American hospital in 1979?
Fundamentalists, mostly students, stormed the US Embassy in Tehran and took 52 Americans hostage. This was designed to pressure the new government that replaced the Shah, and prevent the US from interfering in the formation of a fundamentalist state. The Shah found asylum in Egypt, but died from his cancer the following July (1980). The hostages were not released until Ronald Reagan replaced Jimmy Carter as US president on January 20, 1981.
IRAN. The Iranian people, most of them traditional or secular Muslims revolted all across Iran. The Religious Fundamentalists were a minority of those Iranians who were protesting. When the Shah abdicated, there was an intent to create a Republic that represented the Iranian People. However, between April and October of 1979 (after the Shah had already departed the country and the Islamic Republic of Iran declared) the Ayatollahs were able to consolidate power and create…
The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic crisis that lasted from November 4, 1979 until January 20, 1981. Members of the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line, a group of militant university students who were supported by the new Islamic regime, held 63 diplomats and three additional U.S. citizens hostage inside the American diplomatic mission in Tehran, Iran. Fifty two people, not including those who were released, were held hostage until the conclusion of…
When the Shah was deposed in 1979, the country was turned into an Islamic theocracy led by the Ayatollah Khomenei. Under the Shah, other religions were tolerated and free to worship as they pleased. Under theocratic rule, certain religions are actively persecuted, most notably the Baha'i Faith which (among other atrocities) has had its cemeteries bulldozed. Of particular importance to Americans, Iranians stormed the American embassy in Teheran and abducted its staff for 444 days…