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Video: The Canadian Ambassador Who Rescued the Americans in the Iranian Hostage Crisis

Friday, March 1, 2013

The "Canadian Caper" involving the rescue of six American diplomats during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis is now immortalized by Hollywood's 2012 hit movie Argo. AS/COA hosted a discussion with Ambassador Kenneth Taylor, former Canadian ambassador to Iran, his wife Dr. Patrica Taylor, and Canadian Senator Pamela Wallin to revisit the events, Hollywood's interpretation of the story, and the significance of the crisis today. "If there's any lessons to be drawn on this, I think the one aspect is 32 years later, similar things are happening. The Benghazi case is a particularly tragic one," said Taylor.