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Office For Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion > Odei Leadership > Cyrus Salazar

The hostage taking lasted 444 days, and incorporated a failed rescue try. Resolution came only when Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as U.S. president on Jan. 20, 1981, and the hostages were let go. In the years that followed, Iran forged closer ties with Washington, receiving big amounts of military and economic aid from America till the late 1960s. Iran started ramping up its defence budget, and with the enable of American and British defence programs this hyperlink, it became a single of the region’s strongest military powers. For most of history, the tract of land now known as Iran was...