Khomeini’s Iran

2019-10-14T09:13:09+01:00October 13th, 2019|Categories: HISTORY|Tags: , , |

by Eric Rouleau From the very beginning of the Iranian Revolution, the West—and particularly the United States—seems to have been struck by a peculiar sort of political blindness. The first signs of revolt passed unnoticed. The explosions of rage in the spring of 1978, first in Tabriz and then in [...]

Eye Witness: The Iran Hostage Crisis, Tehran, 4 November 1979

2018-10-12T12:13:06+01:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: HISTORY|Tags: |

At 9am on Sunday 4 November 1979, Mark Lijek and his colleagues sat in shocked horror as hundreds of Iranian protestors climbed the gate of the US Embassy in Tehran. The attack was the embodiment of months of increased tension between Iran and the US, culminating in what would be one of the modern era's highest-profile hostage crises.