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There are no formal relations between Iran and the United States

In terms of formal diplomatic relations where countries exchange embassies, the United States and Iran have none. There is no US embassy in Iran and no Iranian embassy in the US. Instead, Iran basically has a small office in the Pakistani embassy so someone is available in an emergency situation. The US has a small office in the Swiss embassy in Iran and that’s about it.
Since 1995 the United States has imposed a trade embargo on Iran in an effort to encourage the country to behave better, essentially. They seem to be doing okay but you can expect that embargo to continue into the foreseeable future as the Iranian policies show no signs of changing and the US certainly isn’t going to soften its stance. There are many reasons for the lack of relations between the US and Iran and we’ll explore some of them.