As regards the prospect of establishment of the European Union’s Iran Bureau in Iran, he pointed out at the incident when Iran had a diplomatic crisis between Iran and USA in 1979.
Iran had held Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens as hostages for 444 days, from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981, after a group of Iranian students had supported the Iranian Revolution which made the Iranian Govt. to take over the entire US Embassy in Tehran.
While pointing out at American diplomats in Tehran taken as hostages in 1979, he said: “The Iranian people will not let establishment of a new spy den; learn a lesson from the fate of the United States spy den; they should learn lessons as the American spies who were blind folded and handcuffed, as per the media sources.
As per past record, President Carter had called the hostages “victims of terrorism and anarchy,” adding that “the United States will not yield to blackmail.”
The Western Media termed the action of Iran as a predicament or tangle of “Revenge and mutual incomprehension or disbelief”.
There is no doubt that affected the high US reputation by that action of Iran and reduced the US influence in Iran.
There was a revolution in Iran, the Shah had left Iran for exile on January 16, 1979 as the last Persian monarch. He assigned his duties to be performed by a regency council and an opposition based prime minister.
At that time, the Ayatollah Khomeini was invited back to Iran by the government, and he returned to Tehran.
The royal control collapsed and immediately thereof on February 11, the guerrillas and rebel troops had overwhelmed the Royal troops loyal of the Shah in armed street fighting, thus Khomeini came to power.
Iran went for a referendum to make it an Islamic Republic on April 1, 1979 and was also able to get approved a new theocratic-republican constitution so as to make Khomeini as Supreme Leader of the country and that happened in December 1979; in fact it was a game of dictatorship wherein Khomeini won over.
One month earlier Iran had held Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens as hostages on November 4, 1979 and kept them in capture for 444 days
The Overthrown Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahavi, was permitted to stay in the U.S. to get his medical treatment done. The Iranians wanted him to be handed over to Iran for a trial for his alleged crimes which he was supposed to have committed during his reign on ordinary citizens with the help of his secret police, the SAVAK.
In this process, Iran took 52 American Diplomats and citizens as hostages, even though it was a clear barbarity violating the fundamenal principles of international law. Meanwhile, all efforts exerted by the US could not work to get the hostages released.
However, on July 27, 1980, the former Shah died; then, in September, Iraq attacked Iran. These two events were combined together to eventually lead the Iranian government to enter negotiations with the U.S with Algeria to act as their mediator.
In this way, the US hostages were formally released into United States custody, which was done a day after signing of the Algiers Accords and also after the new American president, Ronald Reagan, had taken over the charge as President.
The present Mullah Regime in Iran has warned the European Parliament in Tehran Friday Prayer with implied meaning that Iran is such a country, totally under control of Mullahs, that to ask for any human rights would mean their slaughter? Think over it which world we are living? Do you call it a civilized world where there is no value of human rights?