Iran’s Cold War Murals

On 4 November 1979 Iranian students stormed the Embassy of the United States in Tehran, beginning the Iran Hostage Crisis. The event, which was recently dramatised to Oscar-winning effect in Argo, triggered a rupture in Iran-US relations that continues to dominate global politics. After the end of the crisis on 20 January 1981 the now-abandoned embassy was found to be covered in anti-American murals. In … Continue reading Iran’s Cold War Murals