Week 5-1 - Week 5-1 Iran Hostages Crisis Robert C. Ode was...

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Week 5-1 Iran Hostages Crisis Robert C. Ode was one of the fifty-two American citizens taken hostage by Iranian students in November 1979 at the American embassy in Tehran. They were held for a total of 444 days and finally released, after lengthy negotiations, on January 20, 1981. Robert C. Ode and his fellow hostages had some hard experience during their 444 days and he was able to keep a diary of it. The hostages where move from place to place only spending a few days at one spot. Hostages were separated into small groups that were not allowed to communicate; they were blindfolded when taken outside their rooms to take showers or exercise, frequently ran out, meals were often late and no medical attention for hostage that was hurt. The reason for the hostage-taking was due to the American supported and unpopular leader Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi who had been forced from office was allowed to enter the United States for medical treatment. Iranian people, who hated the Western world being mixed up in
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course HIS 204 taught by Professor Kimberlyroff during the Winter '11 term at Ashford University.

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