1979

Newsweek International - - REWIND -

Newsweek pro­filed 52 Amer­i­can cit­i­zens and di­plo­mats held by mil­i­tants sup­port­ing the Ira­nian Revo­lu­tion—an “ar­ro­gant de­fi­ance of the world com­mu­nity,” Pres­i­dent Jimmy Carter said. Many be­lieve the cri­sis cost him a sec­ond term; the hostages were re­leased in 1981, hours after Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Rea­gan de­liv­ered his in­au­gu­ral speech.

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