U.S. Hostage Taker in 1979 and Leader of Iran
WND - Photo shows Iran leader as '79 U.S. hostage taker Ahmadinejad has denied role in embassy seizure, abuse of Americans
Excerpt: The Iranian leader has steadfastly denied he was involved in the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the holding of 52 Americans for 444 days despite assertions to the contrary of some of those hostages and former Iranian President Abholhassan Bani-Sadr, who says he was a ringleader and the liaison with Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. [read more]
Chuck Scott characterized his tormentor as "cold, hard-nosed" and said his memory is solid, "as sure as I'm sitting here."Tags: Iran, 1979 US Hostage Taker, Admadinejad, Hostages, Iranian Terrorists, Iranian President
"If you went through a traumatic experience like that and you were around people who made it possible, you're never going to forget them," said Scott, a 73-year-old retired U.S. Army colonel.
Scott said he recognized him almost instantly during the publicity surrounding his election in June, when he shocked the world by winning in an upset.
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