Who was Mashallah Kashani?

Representing the United States abroad has been a dangerous job since the beginning of the Republic, but that was never truer than during the Carter Administration. In the wake of a successful revolution by Islamic fundamentalists against the pro-American Shah of homeland, the United States became an object of virulent criticism and the U.S. Embassy in capital was a visible target. On November 4, 1979, persian students seized the embassy and detained more than 50 Americans, ranging from the Chargé d’Affaires to the most junior members of the staff, as hostages.