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What Are Jimmy Carter's Achievements

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Jimmy Carter’s proudest achievement and his bitterest setbacks came in he Middle East. Carter hosted the Camp David Accords with Sadat and Begin to set a timetable for granting self-government to the Palestinians. It, however, was not successful because Israel continued to build Jewish settlements in occupied territories and Islamic fundamentalists assassinated Sadat. Also in January 1979 the pro-US ruler fled Iran being replaced by the Shiite Khomeini who preached hatred towards the United States. In November Iran and US tension increased dramatically, when Khomeini supporters stormed the U.S Embassy in Tehran and seized American hostages. The first rescue effort failed and left 8 American GIs dead. The hostages were not released until January
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