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Continuation of strained relations between Iran and the United States

The major issues between Iran and the United States happened in the ‘70s and ‘80s but they left scars so deep they’ll likely take decades more to be forgiven and forgotten, if that ever happens. A healthy relationship between the countries would be good for everyone so there have been attempts to create that but they’ve been half-hearted at best and political pandering at worst.
In 2002 President George W. Bush lumped Iran in with North Korea and Iraq in what he called the “Axis of evil.” You’d think that would have destroyed relations entirely but it seemed to have spurred on conversation and in 2003 Iran proposed what they called the “Grand Bargain.” It would have resolved all issues with the US, including Iranian sponsorship of terrorism in the Gulf region and Iran’s nuclear program. The deal was rejected, largely because the US thought they were promising things they simply could not deliver.