Iran and the USA haven’t had diplomatic relations for over forty years. Iran’s leaders call the USA ‘the Great Satan’ and an American President has described Iran as part of an ‘Axis of Evil’. This video which looks at the history of Iranian and US relations over a century will help you investigate the causes and responsibility for this mutual hostility.

Iran and the USA: Week

Iran or the USA – who is responsible for enmity?

Further reading:

Michael Axworthy, A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind (2016)

Kim Ghattas, Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Rivalry That Unravelled the Middle East (2020)

Daniel Yergin, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power (2009)

The Rest is History podcast episode Iran: England – ‘The Little Satan”

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