On Monday, November 4, 2019, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will host an event honoring the service and sacrifice of the former hostages on the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran. This event commemorates the bravery that all former hostages and their families have shown during unimaginable circumstances. We look forward to the day when we can again safely send U.S. diplomats to Tehran. It’s unfortunate that this anniversary serves as a reminder of the long history of malign behavior by the Iranian regime and the danger it has posed to the United States and the world over the past 40 years. The United States government continues to call on the Iranian regime to release all missing and currently detained U.S. citizens, including Robert Levinson, Siamak Namazi, Xiyue Wang, and others.
This event will be closed to the press.