Hostage-taking of Iranian diplomats in iraq by the Americans was just a vengeance?
for the Iran hostage crisis in 1981 (1)?
On December 21, 2006 the US military raided the Iranian consulate in irak (kurdistan) and detained a group of Iranian officials including foreign affair officials .
The Iranian officials were in Iraq at the invitation of Iraq's president, Jalal Talibani, as part of an agreement to improve security between the two countries. It is not clear why they were detained, as no official record or cite is available.
(1)The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States that was triggered by a group of militant university students who took over the U.S. diplomatic mission in Tehran on November 4, 1979. The students were supported by Iran’s post-revolutionary regime that was in the midst of solidi