More than any other US President, Jimmy Carter’s years in office were defined by his dealings with Iran.
His inability to free US Embassy staff taken hostage by Ayatollah Khomeini’s new regime cost him reelection in 1980. He still says his failure to rescue them is his biggest regret.
Carter is 90 now. Earlier this month, he announced that he will undergo treatment for cancer. Most people are wishing him well, but they’re also talking about his legacy.
This week, Roland Elliott Brown looks at the big decisions Jimmy Carter made about Iran.