TEHRAN, Iran | Iran marks ’79 US Embassy takeover as renewed sanctions loom

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran marks ’79 US Embassy takeover as renewed sanctions loom

TEHRAN, Iran— Thousands of Iranians rallied Sunday in commemoration of the 39th anniversary of the takeover and hostage crisis at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, just hours before the re-imposition of all American sanctions lifted by the nuclear deal.

The 444-day crisis after the fall of the U.S.-allied shah transfixed America, as nightly images of blindfolded hostages played on television sets across the nation. Ultimately, it would be President Jimmy Carter leaving office that saw all 52 captive American diplomats freed.

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