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The Hostage Crisis in Iran

Six American diplomats, often know as "The Tehran Six," avoided being taken hostage by the Iranians during the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran on November 4, 1979. Through a joint covert rescue mission by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and the Canadian Government, the diplomats were able to escape Iran. This rescue is often referred to as the "Canadian Caper".


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