Copy of Iran Digest Week of November 1 - November 8

Copy of Iran Digest Week of November 1 - November 8

US-Iran Relations


Iranians rally to mark 40 years since takeover of US embassy

Thousands of Iranians have rallied in the capital, Tehran, to mark the 40th anniversary of the United States embassy student takeover.

On November 4, 1979, months after the toppling of Iran's US-backed shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, students overran the embassy complex to demand Washington hand over the overthrown ruler after he was admitted to a hospital in the United States. The crisis ended after 444 days with the release of 52 US citizens, but Washington broke off diplomatic relations with Tehran in 1980 and ties have been frozen since.
(AlJazeera)

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