Iranian militants seize American hostages

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Historical Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 9.1.2.00: Persian/Farsi Writing and Culture.

On the 4th of November, 1979 a group of Iranian militants seized the US Embassy in Tehran, taking 66 American hostages. The Iran hostage crisis lasted until the 20th of January, 1981, when all the hostages had been released.

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