Embracing Iran?

In the Opinion page article "Iran Through a Distorted Lens," March 2, the author bemoans that Iran's "role in gaining release of US hostages" is forgotten.

While acknowledging that this act was in Iran's own self-interest, she fails to mention that there is little doubt that Iran was behind the taking of many of the hostages in the first place.

She also completely ignores the unlawful taking (and holding for months) of scores of American hostages at the United States Embassy in Tehran during the Carter presidency. Willam Roberts Laguna Beach, Calif.

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