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President Donald Trump's decision to not recertify the Iranian nuclear deal marks yet another key moment in relations between Iran and America, which has seen decades of mistrust and mutual recriminations.The U.S. role in the coup plays a large part in the mistrust of America that persists in Iran to this day.THE U.S. EMBASSY TAKEOVER AND HOSTAGE CRISISIn November 1979, Iranian university students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage.Six Americans who fled the takeover and found refuge with the Canadian ambassador later escaped Iran with the CIA's help.Iran held the hostages for 444 days, releasing them only after the 1981 inauguration of President Ronald Reagan.IRAN-CONTRA SCANDALUnder the Reagan administration, the United States agreed to secretly send weapons to Iran, then under an arms embargo amid its '80s war with Iraq. That day, U.S. forces attacked two Iranian oil rigs and sank or damaged six Iranian vessels.AHMADINEJAD'S ASCENTHard-liner populist Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became Iran's president in 2005 .2015 NUCLEAR DEALSecret talks in Oman with the U.S. under the administration of President Barack Obama led to Iran sitting down to negotiate over its nuclear program with world powers. Iran insists it has never sought nuclear arms.
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