Release American hostages


In a letter from November 6, 1979, President Jimmy Carter informed Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini that he was sending two emissaries to Iran, Ramsey Clark and William G. Miller. They were to discuss “the situation in Tehran and the full range of current issues between the U.S. and Iran.” The President also called for the release of all Americans held by Iranian authorities.

National Archives, Jimmy Carter Library


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