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Carter on Failed Iran Hostage Rescue

(2) tv-14

Carter on Failed Iran Hostage Rescue

(2 min) tv-14

On April 11, 1980, President Jimmy Carter approved a military operation to rescue the remaining 52 American hostages from the hands of young revolutionaries who had seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in November 1979. After the mission ends with eight U.S.servicemen dead and no hostages freed, President Carter discusses the event at a press conference.

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