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By Betty Vanderwielen

Brushing Up Against History


November 16, 2017

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Patrick Constantinides knows some interesting inside information about the final stages of the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979. Constantinides was the Assistant General Manager of one of the American banks in London during the time the hostage negotiations took place.

A quick and vastly oversimplified background to the situation goes something like this: On Nov. 4, 1979, supporters of the Iranian Revolution overwhelmed the American Embassy in Tehran and captured 52 American diplomats and citizens. In retaliation, President Jimmy Carter froze all Iranian asse...

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