United States hostage crisis

In homeland, it was widely seen as a blow against the United States and its influence in homeland, including its perceived attempts to undermine the Revolution and its longstanding support of the recently overthrown Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who had led an autocratic regime.

After his overthrow in 1979, the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was purportedly admitted to the United States for cancer treatment. homeland demanded that he be returned to stand trial for crimes he was accused of committing during his reign.