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Old 23-11-2014, 11:35 PM   #106
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The Iranian Embassy siege took place from 30 April to 5 May 1980, after a group of 6 armed men stormed the Iranian embassy in South Kensington, London.. The gunmen took 26 people hostage—mostly embassy staff, but several visitors and a police officer, who had been guarding the embassy, were also held. The hostage-takers, members of an Iranian Arab group campaigning for Arab national sovereignty in the southern region of Khūzestān Province, demanded the release of Arab prisoners from jails in Khūzestān and their own safe passage out of the United Kingdom.. The British government quickly resolved that safe passage would not be granted, and a siege ensued.. Over the following days, police negotiators secured the release of 5 hostages in exchange for minor concessions, such as the broadcasting of the hostage-takers' demands on British television..It was not until 1993 that 16 Princes Gate, having suffered major damage from a fire that broke out during the assault, was reopened as the Iranian embassy...

Khuzestan Province (Persian: استان خوزستان‎, Ostān-e Khūzestān) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran..The seat of the province has for the most of its history been in the northern reaches of the land, first at Susa (Shush) and then at Shushtar..Currently, Khuzestan has 18 representatives in Iran's parliament, the Majlis, and
6 representatives in the Assembly of Experts...

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Day 6: 5 May At exactly 13:45, 45 minutes after Oan's demand to speak to an ambassador, 3 shots were heard from inside the embassy..After deliberations, Whitelaw instructed the SAS to prepare to assault the building at short notice, an order that was received by Mike Rose at 15:50.. By 17:00, the SAS were in a position to assault the embassy at ten minutes' notice.. The police negotiators recruited the imam from a local mosque at 18:20, fearing that a "crisis point" had been reached, and asked him to talk to the gunmen.. 3 further shots were fired during the course of the imam's conversation with Oan.. Oan announced that a hostage had been killed, and the rest would die in 30 minutes unless his demands were met..After Lavasani's body had been recovered, Sir David McNee, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, contacted the Home Secretary to request approval to hand control of the operation over to the British Army, under the provisions of Military Aid to the Civil Power..The 2 SAS teams on-scene—Red Team and Blue Team—were ordered to begin their simultaneous assaults, under the codename Operation Nimrod, at 7:23.. One group of four men from Red Team abseiled from the roof down the rear of the building, while another 4-man team lowered a stun grenade through the skylight..The raid lasted 17 minutes and involved 30–35 soldiers..The Iranian government welcomed the end of the siege, and declared that the 2 hostages killed were martyrs for the Iranian Revolution.. They also thanked the British government for "the persevering action of your police force during the unjust hostage-taking event at the Embassy"..Fowzi Nejad was the only gunman to survive the SAS assault..He became eligible for parole in 2005– Bobby Sands, Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and elected member of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, dies aged 27 while on hunger strike in HM Prison MaizeThe trial of Peter Sutcliffe begins at the Old Bailey; he stands charged with 13 murders and se7en attempted murders dating back to 1975- 16th & final Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-1, hold 8-7-1 edge....

The SAS raid, codenamed "Operation Nimrod", was broadcast live at peak time on a bank holiday Monday evening and was viewed by millions of people, mostly in the UK, making it a defining moment in British history.. Both the BBC and ITV interrupted their scheduled programming to show the end of the siege, which proved to be a major career break for several journalists. Kate Adie, the BBC's duty reporter at the embassy when the SAS assault began, went on to report from war zones across the world and eventually to become chief news correspondent for BBC News, while David Goldsmith and his team, responsible for the hidden camera at the back of the embassy,were awarded a BAFTAfor their coverage...

May 6 – A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Lin's design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 other entries/7 – Ken Livingstone becomes leader of the GLC\11 – Bob Marley, dies aged 36 - Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" (TS Eliot) premieres in London /12– Francis Hughes (aged 25) becomes the second IRA hunger striker to die in Northern Ireland\13 – Pope John Paul II is shot and nearly killed by Mehmet Ali Ağca/15 – A riot breaks out at The Ritz rock club in New York when Public Image Ltd plays behind a videoscreen while completely different music plays over the club's speakers– Donna Payant is murdered by serial killer Lemuel Smith, the first time a female prison officer has been killed on-duty in the United States-The Queen's second grandchild, a girl, is born to The Princess Anne and her husband Capt Mark Phillips- "Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" airs- 2nd City TV's (SCTV) network premier (NBC)- SCTV Network 90, sequel to Second City TV debut on NBC - Len Barker of Cleveland pitches perfect game vs Toronto - George Harrison releases "All Those Years Ago" in UK - Soyuz 40 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Rumanian) to Salyut 6... A gun is good..You just put the gun to your forehead and pull the trigger..The firing begins..His body is rapidly riddled with bullets..a question comes into my head why so many..If you put it in your mouth, then you'd be sure not to miss..Thank you, you're all so thoughtful...

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