Pro-American Revolution

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Twenty years after reinstating the Shah, Iranians were dissatisfied with his government and instead wanted Ayatollah Khomeini, a clergy who supported a revolutionary Islamic government. The concept of the shah and his pro-American stance did not meet the standards of Iranians. Consequently, the shah was overthrown and exiled to Egypt. In regard to President Carter’s human rights sentiment, the United States administration refrained from defending the shah during Iran’s revolution. For many months, the shah lived in various countries and expressed interest in gaining asylum in the United States. While very few American citizens expressed any interest or knowledge of the shah and United States relationship, the Carter administration along with
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