Militants Seize US Embassy in Teheran

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HistoryCentral.com > World History > Middle East > 1979- Militants Seize US Embassy in Teheran

1979- Militants Seize US Embassy in Teheran

Angered by the arrival of the Shah for medical treatment in the U.S., militant students attacked and seized the American embassy in Teheran. The students held 49 embassy employees hostage for over a year. The U.S. attempted a rescue mission but it was aborted.