The year 1981 A.D.

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January, 19, 1981 A.D.:
Iran-US Sign Algiers Accords

(Wikipedia) - The Algiers Accords of January 19, 1981, were brokered by the Algerian government between the United States and Iran to resolve the Iran hostage crisis. The crisis arose from the takeover of the American embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979, and the taking hostage of the American staf... Read Full Article:


January, 21, 1981 A.D.:
American Hostages Released

After 444 days of captivity, American hostages were freed, only one day after Jimmy Carter's presidency term ended. The Iran Hostage Crisis began on November 4, 1979 when a group called Students in the Path of Imam stormed the US embassy in Tehran. Only nine months earlier, the US embassy had been o... Read Full Article:


January, 26, 1981 A.D.:
Terror Attack On Bank Melli In San Francisco

(Wikipedia) - On January 26, 1981, a bomb exploded outside the San Francisco offices of Bank Melli Iran. According to the National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, a bomb exploded at BMI branch in San Francisco, shattering windows and damaging the wall of the building where the ex... Read Full Article:


March, 17, 1981 A.D.:
Amirentezam Charged With Espionage

Court hearings started on March, 17, 1981 for Abbas Amirentezam who was charged with espionage.Abbas Amirentezam was the spokesman and Deputy Prime Minister in the Interim Cabinet of Mehdi Bazargan after the Islamic Revolution in 1979.He was born from a Jewish father and later converted to Islam and... Read Full Article:


April, 4, 1981 A.D.:
Iranian Jets Bomb Al Walid Airbase

(Wikipedia) - During the Iran–Iraq War, the Iranian Air Force maintained at least one Boeing 707 aerial tanker which was used most effectively on April 4, 1981, refueling eight IRIAF F-4 Phantoms on long range sorties into Iraq to bomb the H-3 Al Walid airfield near the Jordanian border. It was a ... Read Full Article:


April, 20, 1981 A.D.:
France Sides With Iraq During The War

Saddam Hussein's main supplier was the Soviet Union. He was sent its best equipment : Mig 29 planes, T 72 tanks, artillery, gunboats and Scud missiles. Russians were not the only one!According to the document # D-53/4/2099 in the archives with the ministry of defense of the toppled Baath regime, the... Read Full Article:


June, 27, 1981 A.D.:
Plot To Kill Khamenei Failed

Ayatollah Khamenei was seriously injured after a bomb inside a tape recorder went off in Abuzar Mosque in Tehran on June, 27, 1981.In the midst of the Iran–Iraq War, the MKO terrorist group started armed attacks around the country and plotted bombs to create fear among civilians. On June, 23 a bom... Read Full Article:


July, 1, 1981 A.D.:
First Iran–US Claims Tribunal Convenes

(Wikipedia) - The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal (IUSCT) is an international arbitral tribunal established out of an agreement between Iran and the United States, under an understanding known as the Algiers Accords of January 19, 1981. The Algiers Accords were the outcome of negotiations between... Read Full Article:


July, 24, 1981 A.D.:
Rejayi Elected President

2nd presidential election: Of 71 nominees for the presidential race, only 4 were qualified. Of 22,687,017 Iranians eligible to vote 14,532,869 people participated in the election marking a %64.2 participation rate. Mr. Rajayi leaded the election with %87.87 of the votes and became the second preside... Read Full Article:


August, 30, 1981 A.D.:
President And Prime Minister Assassinated

President Rajayi and Prime Minister Bahonar, together with some other state officials were killed after a bomb attack on the Prime Minister's office in Tehran. A dissident leftist Islamic group called MKO took the responsibility for the bombing. It was one of the bloodiest power struggles in contemp... Read Full Article:


September, 2, 1981 A.D.:
Interim Government Formed

The interim government of the Islamic Republic of Iran (September 2, 1981 – October 29, 1981) was established after the assassination of Mohammad Ali Rajayi (President) and Mohammad Javad Bahonar (Prime Minister) on August 30. In accordance with the constitution, a Provisional Presidential Council... Read Full Article:


December, 11, 1981 A.D.:
Ayatollah Dastgheyb Assassinated

Ayatollah Seyyed Abdolhossein Dastgheyb was a prominent Shiite cleric who had fought against the Pahlavi regime and had served terms as political prisoner before the 1979 revolution. Born in Shiraz in 1913 he decided to go to Najaf when he lost his father at the age of 12. He performed Friday prayer... Read Full Article:


December, 31, 1981 A.D.:
Ayatollah Khamenei Elected President

3d presidential election: Of 46 nominees for the presidential race, only 4 were qualified. Of 22,687,017 Iranians eligible to vote 16,737,320 people participated in the election marking a %73.8 participation rate. Mr. Khamenei leaded the election with %95.04 of the votes. He assigned Mr. Mousavi as ... Read Full Article:

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