Incredible revolution changed Iran from US friend to foe – We need to understand how and why
Thought Leader: Newt Gingrich
January 21, 2020
By Newt Gingrich (original source Fox News)
“As we watch the current tensions with Iran, I believe it is important to help explain how we got here.
That’s why I wanted to focus this week’s episode of “Newt’s World” on Iran’s political history, the Iranian Revolution, and what the revolution meant for the Iranian people.
For starters, the Iran hostage crisis began on Nov. 4, 1979, when students supporting the Iranian Revolution captured the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 52 American diplomats and citizens hostage. It was a gross violation of international law and a clear challenge to President Jimmy Carter’s administration.”
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