One of the original 52 US hostages held captive by Iran in 1979 is going on a hunger strike to demand that the release of other hostages under Iranian control be a necessary condition to signing any new nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic.
Thirty-six-year-old Barry Rosen was one of those taken hostage by Iran at the US Embassy in Tehran for over a year following the Islamic Revolution. He was released in January of 1981, with this current week marking the 41st anniversary of his release.
“The hostage crisis hasn’t ended for many others, Americans and Westerners who are now being held as bargaining chips in Iran. There are at least two dozen of them,” Rosen, now 77, said in a video statement on Twitter.