As a request to free the hostages, Iran demanded for the assets to be unfrozen, immunity in all civil cases, and for the US to assure they will not to intervene with Iran’s culture or lifestyle in future affairs. Much to their liking, they closed a deal in which all three requests were meet (Iran Hostage Crisis). In the big picture Iran lost allies and ties to other countries around the world. However from the crisis, they upset the American people and their president, they were never forced to pay for the damages they had done. Because of this incident it left a bitterness between the two countries which still lingers
Soon the oil was flowing again un... ... middle of paper ... ...tween Iran and the United States, and the decline of the provisional government and later political moderates. The Iranian Hostage Crisis was an event that could not have been prevented because of the background and problems that the United States and Iran had. The background of the Iranian Hostage Crisis was a way for the Iranians to get what they believed they deserved from the US and to get back at them for all the trouble they had put the Iranian people through. Their believe was that the United States is taking over everything we believe in and turning it into their believes and traditions which the Iranians were not ok with. They had a strict Islamic religion, which went against almost everything the western nations believed in.
Iran... ... middle of paper ... ...n, instead of the coup. Instead of rushing into the coup like the Unite States did, it should have sat down, and laid out all of the possible options, and then chose the best course of action. In All The Shah’s Men there seems to be a very strong hatred for all foreign powers, including the United States, taken by the citizens of Iran. I believe that this ultimately occurred because of the impatience of certain government officials in Washington D.C., and also in Great Britain. If only there could have been better communication between countries, I feel that there would have been a solution reached.
During the Iranian hostage crisis the civil liberties of the Iranians and Americans were violated due to the Shah, poor government leaders, and how the American hostages were treated. Throughout the Iranian hostage crisis, the Iranian's civil liberties were violated because of the Shah. The special oil discounts given to America from the Shah established conflict between the U.S and Iran and as a result the United States went to a confrontation with Islamic clergy in 1963 (PBS). The Shah put down the uprising, putting Ayatollah Khomeini into exile in Iraq commencing Iran's Islamic revolution (Iran Chamber Society). Then the U.S offered the Shah to come into New York for medical treatment (Jimmy Carter Library).
In the upcoming years, Iran faced revolution as religious leaders gained popularity. As the Shah lost stability, discoveries were made about his close ties with America. The opposition ultimately led to protesters breaking into the U.S. Embassy and taking Americans hostage. As the crisis continued, the United States faced complications in hiding their involvement yet rescuing the hostages. In 1951, the Mohammed Mosaddeq was appointed premier of Iran.
But when Pahlavi became leader with the help of the United States, people needed to watch their backs because of Pahlavi’s resentment of Islam being part of his regime. Pahlavi separated religion and state and wanted no part of it. If state and Islam were to coegsist with each other in the government, Pahlevi would possibly lose some of his authoritative power to the ulama. Since ulama have a strong relationship with the Muslims, there was speculation of ulama influencing Pahlevi, which wanted now part of his regime to be disrupted. There was such enthusiasim for a new regime, Arjomand writes, “When the first crack suddenly appeared and the imposing edifice of the Pahlavi state began to crumble from within, the autonomous hierocracy could rejoice at the prospect of defeating and subjugating the impiously arrogant state.”
The U.S. policy of containment meant that the U.S. would step in to avoid the spread of Communism. (Prior Knowledge) Operation Ajax, a joint effort by the CIA and MI6, caused the Shah to dismiss Mosaddegh which caused many Iranians to hate America. (Document A) The Shah used the wealth generated by oil production to westernize Iran, giving women more rights, peasants an opportunity to own land, and better health care and education. (Document D) The S... ... middle of paper ... ...d the Shah. (Document D) The hatred of the United States remained even after the death of Khomeini with radical Islamics declaring war on the west in the form of terrorism.
He was thought to be a threat to the Shah decided that they had enough of his attempts to overthrow the government; he had been exiled for 14 years. With him as the leader of the Islamic uprising people flocked to his side to support. The placement of he Shah by America in the 1960’s was their final straw. The Iranian Revolution of 1979 has been described as one of the most notable events of the twentieth century; it began a period of time in which the Islamic culture was fighting against the modernization in many nations where Islam was the main religion. There is a huge difference between an unsuccessful revolution in which the beginners of the revolution are diminished and their demands not met.
Eventually, the Iranian government will have to consider separating the political and religious wings, and allow the people of Iran as well as the rest of the world to live life according to that individual?s own beliefs; but until that time the United States? national security is at grave risk to more attacks by this radical nation. Since the fall of the Shah, the Islamic Republic of Iran has isolated itself from the rest of the world, and has proven to be one of the greatest threats to American security through the use of state sponsored terrorism based on religious goals and formed by political movement. WORKS CITED Mackey, Sandra. THE IRANIANS: PERSIA, ISLAM AND THE SOUL OF A NATION.
• President Carter turned his attention to the Middle East after all the political issues and conflicts with countries such as the Soviet Union and Vietnam. • When President Jimmy Carter said, “an attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States,” to be “repelled by any means necessary,” his intention was to caution the Kremlin against any thoughts about declaring Soviet territory over the world’s energy heartland. • The various interpretations of the Carter Doctrine made by Presidents are a key factor in its multiple consequences. • To help implement his doctrine, President Carter formed the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force and launched a chain of U.S. basing arrang... ... middle of paper ... ... the natural resources of the region was successful. However, this success came with its own consequences.