Mob storms Russian embassy in Tehran, Iran (1980)


Mob storms Russian embassy in Tehran, Iran (1980)
by Darius Kadivar

Tehran, Iran: Russian Embassy Stormed by Crowd of Iranians protesting against the Soviet Build up in Afghanistan. (Photo from the Baltimore Sun Jan 1st, 1980)

Afghanistan, Prelude to Soviet Invasion (includes Footage of Anti Soviet Demos in Iran):

Politics in Afghanistan during the late 1970's



CAPTION: Tehran, Iran Jan 1st, 1980 (AP): Russian Embassy Stormed -- Crowds protesting the Soviet Buildup in Afghanistan storm the Russian Embassy here tuesday and soal the main gates. They were dispersed by Revolutionary guards firing in the air, but not before some got into the compound. The Soviet Flag was  hauled down and ripped to shreds (AP Wirephoto  Sayad) Photo from the Baltimore Sun archives Jan 1st, 1980


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Diplomatic History: Afghan Prime Minister Daud Khan State Visit to Iran (1959)

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