Iranian Embassy Siege

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  • The Siege of the Iranian Embassy Essay

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    The Siege of the Iranian Embassy On April 30th 1980 a six man Iraqi terrorist group burst into the Iranian embassy. The embassy in Princes Gate, London, contained 20 people, which included a police constable. The terrorist wanted the release of 91 political prisoners from jail in Iran and a plane for them to escape. If their demands were not met they would execute all the hostages and blow up the Embassy. The Metropolitan Police invited B Squadron, 22 SAS onto the scene

  • Operation Nimrod : A Hostage Rescue Mission Operated By The British Special Forces

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    OPERATION NIMROD Operation Nimrod was a counterterrorist hostage-rescue mission operated by the British Special Forces unit: Special Air Service (SAS) in London at Iranian Embassy on May 5th 1980. Operation Nimrod is considered to be as one of the best special operations. Examining the roles of British senior civilian and military decision makers during the operation will provide a better understanding of the topic of the thesis. 1. Political-Military Situation:/ Motives for the Attack Khuzestan

  • The Film : Embassy Siege, A Bbc2 Documentary Reported By Peter Taylor

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    between fact and fiction in the context of SAS – Embassy Siege, a BBC2 documentary reported by Peter Taylor (2002). The actual events took place 22 years earlier, in 1980, when six armed men went to the Iranian Embassy in London and took 26 hostages. The documentary is constructed from the contemporary news footages as well as current interviews of the people involved in the multiple sides of this event. The essay will

  • Key Stakeholders For Sainsbury 's

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    Key stakeholders for Sainsbury’s are; Customers- Customers want the company to improve and give them better value for every product they buy. They want the company to produce high quality products for them. Customers are one of the main stakeholders of private sectors such as Sainsbury’s because without them Sainsbury’s wouldn’t achieve their aim. Suppliers- Suppliers are also main stakeholders who influence the purpose of Sainsbury’s. Suppliers want their prompt payment. They supply steady orders

  • The United States ' Involvement

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    Since the early 1900s the United States has been embroiled in Iranian affairs, something that would have great effects both in 1979 and now. The United States’ interest in Iran was originally spurred by the discovery of oil, but due to the Cold War U.S. interest in Iran grew even more for strategic reasons. To continue to exert their influence in Iran, the United States, through the CIA, installed shah Pahlavi as ruler. The shah was a cruel and strict dictator and was eventually overthrown and

  • Pro-American War Essay

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    During the 1970s a man named Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was leading Islamic fundamentalists to oppose the pro-American Iranian government that was in charge by Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi. Protests were more often as time went on, but on February 14, 1979 Ayatollah took it to an extreme when armed Iranians took siege of a United States embassy. 102 Americans were taken hostage during the event and would stay there for a while. When news of the event came light to the United States they imminently

  • The Situation Of The Iran Hostage Crisis

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    On November 4, 1979, an angry mob of some 300 to 500 supposed “students” who called themselves “Imam’s Disciples,” laid siege to the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran. The mob held 66 U.S. citizens and diplomats as hostages. Women and African-Americans were released a short while later, but 52 hostages still remained for 444 days. The president took precautions to ensure the safety of the hostages as well as U.S. relations in Iran. This terrorist act triggered the most profound crisis of the Carter

  • The Revolution Of The United States

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    Ayatollah Khomeini and the revolution, known as the Muslim Student Followers of Imam’s Line, charged the American embassy in Tehran and captured the diplomats. The revolutionaries captured fifty-two Americans working in the embassy. Khomeini approved of the student’s actions and encouraged them to

  • The Great Leadership Of The Shah

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    mob of young Iranians, mostly radical university students and supporters of Ayatollah Khomeini, laid siege to the US Embassy in Tehran. They surged over the wall around the Embassy compound and broke into its buildings. Most of the embassy personnel in the compound were taken hostage. Their ordeal was to last for the next 14 months. Six Americans managed to escape capture. Lee Schatz, the Agricultural Attaché, casually strolled through the crowd to take refuge inside the Swedish Embassy. Robert Anders

  • The Political Influence Of The United States

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    The political influence of the United States can be seen all around the globe, primarily through the presence of embassies in many foreign countries. The Iran hostage crisis occurred in 1979 when a United States embassy in Iran was taken over by a group of student protestors and the people inside were held hostage for 444 days. The United States’ responded politically by turning other nations against Iran, and economically by freezing Iran’s assets and limiting it’s ability to trade. The fallout

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