Iranian revolutionary students climb the US embassy's gate in Tehran in 1979. Photo: AFP

40 years on, Iranians recall 1979 US Embassy hostage crisis

  • On November 4, 1979, students overran the complex to demand Washington hand over an ousted ruler after he was admitted to a US hospital
  • It took 444 days for the crisis to end with the release of 52 Americans, but the US broke off diplomatic relations with Iran in 1980 and ties have been frozen ever since
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Iranian revolutionary students climb the US embassy's gate in Tehran in 1979. Photo: AFP
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