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BC-Iran-Revolution Anniversary, ADVISORY

January 15, 2019

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, which saw 2,500 years of monarchial rule in Persia exchanged for a government in which absolute power rests with its Shiite cleric supreme leader. The revolution caused America to lose its closest security partner in the region, Iran’s Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, tilting Washington toward Saudi Arabia. The ensuing U.S. Embassy takeover and hostage crisis has affected American relations with Iran through President Donald Trump.

Here are the stories The Associated Press is planning. All times EDT:


AP WAS THERE-IRAN REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY _ The AP’s story of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi leaving Iran for the last time in his life. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos by 3 a.m.

IRAN-REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY-PALACE _ Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s Niavaran Palace, his last refuge in northern Tehran before he fled the country, has become a museum. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos, video by 5 a.m.

IRAN-REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY-TIMELINE _ Key events in Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. UPCOMING: 1,100 words, photos by 3 a.m.


IRAN-REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY-THE SHAH _ Iran’s ‘Hamlet’ shah modernized his nation but vacillated in crisis. UPCOMING: 950 words, photos by 3 a.m.


AP ANALYSIS-SHAKEDOWN 1979 _ Iran’s Islamic Revolution and other events in 1979 which dominated television sets and newspaper front pages 40 years ago shape the modern Middle East. UPCOMING: 980 words, photos by 3 a.m.


Photo coverage from Tehran, Iran.


Broadcast edits available from Tehran, Iran.


A timeline of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution: https://interactives.ap.org/timeline/iran-revolution-anniversary

AP coverage will continue throughout the year, including around the Feb. 11 anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, as well as the Nov. 4 anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover and the start of the hostage crisis.

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