Iranians Take Control by Rovenna Yakubov Posted on September 6, 2010 The Iranian Hostage Crisis: Iranian students capture workers at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran. 66 Americans were taken hostage and kept for 444 days. The crisis was mainly caused by continuing U.S. support for the Iranian Shah, who had been overthrown, and lack of U.S. support for the Iranian Revolution. This entry was posted in admin only: Featured, September 7 Assignment, TV24 and tagged america, embassy, hostage, iran, iranian hostage crisis. Bookmark the permalink.