The National Security Council, 1979
The Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979 posed the most strenuous diplomatic challenge to the United States in recent history and brought the two countries closer to war than ever before. A complicated history with Iran will force this National Security Council to navigate complex political, military, social and diplomatic obstacles as they attempt to retrieve their fellow Americans. This committee will engage Senior U.S. Cabinet officials, politicians, diplomats and military leaders as they negotiate with the Ayatollah in Iran and the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam’s Line. Delegates will have the opportunity to explore military strategies and diplomatic solutions, while operating in a tumultuous geopolitical environment in the Middle East and the 1980 U.S. Presidential Election looming.