Canadian Diplomat Who Sheltered Americans in 1979 Iran Dies

“It would have been nice if the story was told correctly because basically, if the Canadians weren’t there to help, who knows what would have happened to those Americans.”

 

Erica Ritz The Blaze 1/5/2013

This Jan. 27, 1981 photo shows John Sheardown in Ottawa, Ontario. (Photo: AP)

John Sheardown, a […]

Canada closes embassy in Iran

Rob Gillies Associated Press via The Washington Times 9/7/2012

Canada’s Conservative government said Friday it is shutting its embassy in Tehran and severing diplomatic relations with Iran, which Canada says is providing military assistance to Syria.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said that the Canadian embassy in Tehran will close immediately and Iranian diplomats in […]

Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killed In Car Bomb

Jim Hoft GatewayPundit 1/11/2012

The car belonging to Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan is lifted at a blast site outside a university in northern Tehran January 11, 2012. Ahmadi-Roshan was killed by a bomb placed on his car by a motorcyclist in Tehran on Wednesday, and a city official blamed Israel for the attack, […]

Tehran Beats Back New Protests

In Year’s Biggest Rally, Iranians Seek Spiritual Head’s Ouster

Farnaz Fassihi The Wall Street Journal 2/15/2011

Iranian police used tear gas and electric prods to crack down on the country’s biggest antigovernment protests in at least a year, as demonstrators buoyed by activism across the Middle East returned to the country’s streets by the tens […]

11 February 1979

11 February 2011

Protesters in Tehran, 1979

On this day in 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Tehran to a greeting by several million Iranians after the Shah of Iran left for exile in mid-January 1979.

Via Wikipedia:

The revolution was populist, nationalist and later Shi’a Islamic. It was in part a conservative […]

“Big turmoil in Iran today…”

Barcepundit (English Edition) 2/11/2010

BIG TURMOIL in Iran today as the regime marks the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution. There’s clashes reported throughout Tehran and other parts of the country. Karoubi and Khatami were allegedly attacked by security forces, though everything is very difficult to confirm as there’s a virtual blackout, with news media […]