43 years after the end of the Iran hostage crisis, families of those affected still fight for justice (CBS News)

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    43 years after the end of the Iran hostage crisis, families of those affected still fight for justice – By Barry Petersen, Kerry Breen (CBS News) / Jan 20, 2024

    When Iranians took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979, they held 52 Americans hostage for over 444 days. On this day in 1981, the hostage crisis ended, but that wasn’t the end of the story – or the suffering – for the hostages and their families.

    The hostage crisis began when Iranians stormed the U.S. Embassy, furious that the U.S. had given the deposed shah of Iran medical sanctuary. In those frantic moments before the embassy fell, consul general Richard Morefield helped five Americans escape. They ended up in the Canadian embassy. Their escape from Iran was portrayed in 2012’s “Argo.”

    Morefield was then among those captured after he led half a dozen more Americans onto nearby streets, but their escape was cut off by an angry mob.

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