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Our Man in Tehran

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor talks about his involvement with the rescue missions to free the hostages in Iran in 1981. His work as the “de facto CIA station chief” has just recently been declassified. He is the subject of Our Man in Tehran: The True Story Behind the Secret Mission to Save Six Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis and the Foreign Ambassador Who Worked with the CIA to Bring Them Home, written by Robert Wright, which looks at pre-revolutionary Iran, the hostage crisis, and Taylor’s role in freeing the hostages.

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Ken Taylor

Comments [1]

Amy from Manhattan

I thought I remembered that there was an uneasy alliance btwn. the Marxist students who originally took the hostages & the ayatollahs' government as long as the hostages were in the students' hands, & that as soon as the hostages were released (or were turned over to the gov't.?), the students were arrested, but that the turnover by the students was voluntary, not forced by the military. Was I wrong about that?

Jan. 20 2011 12:35 PM

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