TITLE

IRAN HOSTAGE CRISIS

PUB. DATE
January 1991
SOURCE
Reader's Companion to American History;1991, p573
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Information about the Iran hostage crisis is presented. It began in November 4, 1979 when a mob of Iranian seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took hostage a large group of employees. It occurred after a revolution led by the Islamic fundamentalist Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini took place which had overthrown Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
ACCESSION #
27829096

 

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