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Why did the regime that took power in Iran in 1979 distrust the United States, and what happened in late 1979 that caused hostilities between the two nations?

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The regime that took power in Iran distrusted the United States because they were responsible for installing the last monarch or "shah" who was wildly unpopular in the country of Iran. Once the new regime took over they forced the old shah to flee the country and a new Islamic republic was created in his absence. In 1979 the new Iranian regime invaded the America embassy in Tehran and held 52 Americans hostage. The Americans would be held here for some time before finally being released after President Carter left office.

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