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Appeasement isn't the answer

...rules and become a "very successful regional power."Obama even said he would not rule out re-opening the U.S. embassy in Tehran ? the same embassy overrun more than 30 years ago by the Islamist radicals who now rule the country with an...
'Miracle' recounts story of 1980 hockey team for a new generation

...during the Cold War extended beyond sports. Iranian revolutionaries were holding 52 Americans hostage at the U.S. embassy in Tehran. Watergate, the Vietnam War, high interest rates and a gasoline shortage led President Jimmy Carter to say...
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Iraq's 1980s war with Iran: from wealth to war debt

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- In a park near the Tigris River, twin monumental sculptures - with swords crossing high overhead, gripped in fists said to be modeled on Saddam Hussein's hands - commemorate the long, bitter conflict that the Iraqi leader proclaimed the Qadissiya War.
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Iranian soccer team to play United States, Mexico against Mexico was announced Dec. 16. Washington cut diplomatic ties with Iran after militants seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 and took 52 Americans hostage. But in January of 1998, Iranian President Mohammad Khatami appealed...
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U.S. soccer team thinking about points, not politics

SAINT-JEAN D'ARDIERES, France -- Forget the ayatollah, forget the shah, forget the hostages. American players are a lot more interested in points than politics. "We want to win the game for all the right reasons, the three points," Eric Wylnalda said Sunday's World Cup matchup against Iran. "From their perspective, I can't comment."
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'I am not a crook'?

...president-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's face, they see one of their captors from 1979's 444-day siege of the U.S. embassy in Tehran. His friends near the circle of Iranian power flatly deny it. But one takes little comfort in Iranian officials...
New-books list begins with 'endless' novel

Although it has no ending, "21" is itself an ending. It's the last book in Patrick O'Brian's popular series of naval adventure novels set in the early 19th century and featuring the exploits of British seamen Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin.
Carter grieves for lost, urges Kerry to focus on Iraq

...are involved in a similar crisis, particularly the Hensley family." Sixty-three hostages were taken at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, and were held during the last 444 days of Mr. Carter's term. They were freed as President Reagan...
Across the southeast

...RECTORTOWN, VA. - Elizabeth Ann Swift Cronin, one of two women held hostage for 444 days after the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, in 1979, died Friday in a horseback riding accident. She was 63. Ms. Cronin was the ranking political...
'Echoes in Blue' showcases contemporary Iranian art

NEW YORK -- The painting is beautiful to see - an orange-striped curtain hangs from a wood pole above a shimmering ocean - but the title "Separation" hints at another meaning.