US & IRAN: Former hostage explores whether diplomacy still has a chance


Amb. John Limbert visiting with U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Vice-President Walter Mondale following his release from captivity in 1981.

Repost from August, 2019 – It’s been almost 40 years since the Iranian Revolution, and that nation is still very much in the headlines. From tensions in the Persian Gulf to the U.S. withdrawal from the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement – and the U.S. position on economic sanctions.

Where is all this headed? Does diplomacy still have a chance? And does Iran’s current place in the world resemble anything witnesses to the revolution predicted 40 years ago?

Ambassador John Limbert used to live in Iran and has traveled there extensively. He was also one of the 52 American hostages seized at the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979. He has a unique perspective and joined us with his take on the current crisis.