Iran hostage crisis
The Iran hostage crisis, referred to within Iran in Persian as تسخیر لانه جاسوسی امریکا (literally "Conquest of the American Spy Den,"), was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States. Fif...
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Operation Ajax
The 1953 Iranian coup d'état, known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup, was the overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh on 19 August 1953, masterminded by the Unit...
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Iranian Revolution
The Iranian Revolution (also known as the Islamic Revolution or the 1979 Revolution; Persian: انقلاب اسلامی, Enghelābe Eslāmi or انقلاب بیست و دو بهمن) refers to events involving the overthrow of the ...
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Canadian Caper
The "Canadian Caper" was the popular name given to the joint covert rescue by the Canadian government and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of six American diplomats who had evaded capture during ...
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Operation Eagle Claw
Operation Eagle Claw (or Operation Evening Light or Operation Rice Bowl) was a United States Armed Forces operation ordered by US President Jimmy Carter to attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis by re...
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Ebrahim Asgharzadeh
Ebrahim Asgharzadeh (Persian: ابراهیم اصغرزاده‎) is an Iranian political activist and politician. He served as a member of the 3rd Majlis (Iran's legislature) from 1989–1993 and as a member of t...
Ebrahim Asgharzadeh - Wikipedia
Tony Mendez
Antonio Joseph "Tony" Mendez (born November 15, 1940) is an American CIA technical operations officer, now retired, who specialized in support of clandestine and covert CIA operations. He has written ...
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Richard Morefield
Richard Henry Morefield (September 9, 1929 – October 11, 2010) served in the United States Foreign Service and was one of the 66 staff members at the American embassy in Teheran who were taken c...
United Nations Security Council Resolution 457
United Nations Security Council Resolution 457, adopted unanimously on 4 December 1979, addressed the ongoing Iran hostage crisis. After expressing concern at the level of tensions between Iran and th...
United Nations Security Council Resolution 457 - Wikipedia
Argo (2012 film)
Argo is a 2012 American political thriller film directed by Ben Affleck. The film is adapted from U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez's book The Master of Disguise and Joshuah Bear...
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Council of the Islamic Revolution
The Council of the Islamic Revolution (Persian: شورای انقلاب اسلامی, Showra-ye Enghelāb Eslāmi) was a group formed by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to manage the Iranian Revolution on 12 January 1979, s...
Council of the Islamic Revolution - Wikipedia
Abulhassan Banisadr
Seyyad Abolhassan Banisadr ( pronunciation  ; Persian: سیِّدابوالحسن بنی‌صدر‎; born 22 March 1933) is an Iranian politician, economist and human rights activist. He was the first...
Abulhassan Banisadr - Wikipedia
Khadijeh Saqafi
Khadijeh Saqafi (a. k. a. Ghods Iran Saqafi) (1913 – 21 March 2009) was the wife of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Saqafi was known as the "mother of the Islam...
Politics of Iran
The politics of Iran take place in a framework of presidential democracy and theocracy in a format of Syncretic politics that is guided by an Islamist ideology. The December 1979 constitution, and its...
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Timeline of the Iran hostage crisis
The Iran hostage crisis, also known in Iran as the Conquest of the American Spy Den (Persian: تسخیر لانه جاسوسی آمریکا Taskhire lāne jāsusi Âmrikā), was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United...
Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam is a non-fiction work written by Mark Bowden.Guests of the Ayatollah relates the events surrounding the Iran hostage cris...
Ruhollah Khomeini
Ruhollah Moosavi Khomeini (Persian: روح‌الله خمینی‎, [ruːholˈlɑːhe χomeiˈniː], 24 September 1902 – 3 June 1989) was an Iranian religious leader, revolutionary, politician, and leader of the...
Ruhollah Khomeini - Wikipedia
Mohammad Mousavi Khoeiniha
Mohammad Mousavi Khoeiniha (born 1942) is an Iranian cleric and secretary general of the reformist Association of Combatant Clerics. He was the founder of the now defunct Salam and is a member of the...
Embassy of the United States, Tehran
The Embassy of the United States of America in Tehran was the United States of America's diplomatic mission in the Imperial State of Iran. Direct bilateral diplomatic relations between the two governm...
Embassy of the United States, Tehran - Wikipedia
Islamic Government: Governance of the Jurist
Velayat-e faqih (Persian: ولایت فقیه‎, velāyat-e faqīh), also known as Islamic Government (Persian: حکومت اسلامی‎, Hokumat-i Eslami), is a book by the Iranian Shia Muslim cleric and revolu...
Islamic Government: Governance of the Jurist - Wikipedia
Case Concerning United States Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran
United States v Iran [1980] ICJ 1 (also called the Case Concerning United States Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran) is a public international law case (issued in two decisions) brought to the In...
Iran-Iraq War
The Iran–Iraq War, also known as the First Persian Gulf War, was an armed conflict between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq lasting from September 1980 to August 1988, making it t...
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Abbas Abdi
Abbas Abdi  pronunction  ah-BAHSS-ahb-DEE (born 1956) is one of Iran's most influential reformists, journalist, self-taught sociologist and social activist.
Abdi was born in 1956. He stu...
Kenneth D. Taylor
Kenneth Douglas "Ken" Taylor, OC (born October 5, 1934) is a Canadian diplomat, educator and businessman, best known for his role in the 1979 covert operation called the "Canadian Caper" when he was t...
Consolidation of the Iranian Revolution
The consolidation of the Iranian Revolution refers to a turbulent process of Islamic Republic stabilization, following the completion of the revolution. After the Shah of Iran and his regime were over...
Algiers Accords
The Algiers Accords were a set of agreements between the United States and Iran to resolve the Iran hostage crisis, brokered by the Algerian government and signed in Algiers on January 19, 1981. The c...
United Nations Security Council Resolution 461
United Nations Security Council resolution 461, adopted on 31 December 1979, after recalling its Resolution 457 (1979), the Council noted the increasing tension between Iran and the United States and ...
United Nations Security Council Resolution 461 - Wikipedia