Demonstrations against the Persian monarch ruler, Shah started in October 1977, which became civil unrest and resistance from secular, students and religious elements.
The country was paralyzed between August and December 1978 from strikes and demonstrations which forced Shah to fled to exile in Mexico early in 1979. Grand Ayatollah Khomeini was an instrumentAl behind the revolution that promoted ant-western agenda. Ayatollah Khomeini ended royal reign with Shah becoming the last monarch to rule Iran, Khomeini became country’s Supreme Leader on December 1979 from popular votes among the Iranian people that participated in country’s referendum to vote in new constitution.
Iranian hostage crisis
The crisis took place immediately after the Iranian Revolution. Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi was heavily supported by United States of America, storming the United States embassy in Tehran by militants and students was message to US to stop meddling in Iran’s internal affairs. The group supported by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini took 62 Americans as hostages inside the embassy.
Ayatollah Khomeini on the course of siege, explained that Islam respects women and that he considers African Americans as victims of racial profiling and oppressed, so he ordered that all blacks and women among the 62 hostages to be released. The hostages were held on suspicion of being spies and Ayatollah Khomeini wanted them to be tried in Islamic courts.
The hostages were later released on January 20,1981. The day when President Ronald Reagan was sworn in as US President defeating the then incumbent, Jimmy Carter.
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