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Encyclopedia > Algiers declaration

The Algiers Accords of January 19, 1981 were brokered by the Algerian government between the USA and Iran to resolve the situation that arose by the detention of American citizens in the American embassy in Tehran. By this accord the American citizens were set free. January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A defaced Great Seal of the United States at the former US embassy, Tehran, Iran, as it appears today The Iran hostage crisis was a 444-day (about 14 months) period during which student proxies of the new Iranian regime held hostage 52 diplomats and citizens of the United States... A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one nation state present in another nation state to represent the sending state in the receiving State. ... Tehran (IPA: ; Persian: تهران, also transliterated as Teheran or Tehrān), population 7,160,094 (metropolitan: 14,000,000[citation needed]), and a land area of 658 square kilometers, is the capital city of Iran and the center of Tehran Province. ...


Among its provisions it was stated:

  • The US would not intervene in Iranian internal affairs
  • The US would remove a freeze on Iranian assets and trade sanctions on Iran
  • Both countries would end litigation between their respective governments and citizens referring them to international arbitration, namely the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal.
  • The US would ensure that US court decisions regarding the transfer of any property of the former Shah would be independent from "sovereign immunity principles" and would be enforced
  • Iranian debts to US institutions would be paid

The US chief negotiator was then Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher. A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court in order to recover a right, obtain damages for an injury, obtain an injunction to prevent an injury, or obtain a declaratory judgment to prevent future legal disputes. ... Shah is an Iranian & Pakistani/Indian term in Persian language & Urdu (شاه), for a monarch (king or emperor), and has also been adopted in many other languages. ... In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... Warren Minor Christopher (born October 27, 1925) is an American diplomat and lawyer. ...


External link

  • Full text of the declaration about the accords

 
 

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