The hostages will be released all right, but on our terms.
Four hostages were released after he came to power, but another was taken.
The 24 other hostages had been released in the hours before.
"We hope it is the first step toward getting all hostages released."
Administration officials hope and expect that more American hostages may be released in the near future.
Maybe they could get some hostages released for this; more likely not.
It was not until June 29 that all the hostages were released.
The next day (but no later than May 28), the hostages would be released.
The hostages were not released until the last day Carter was president.
The four male hostages were released on February 10, 2006.