U.S. attacks on Iranian generals and vows revenge

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 U.S. attacks on Iranian generals and vows revenge


Infographic: Kassem Sulaimani.

1953 Iranian coup

On August 19, 1953, the United States Central Intelligence Agency participated in the Iranian coup, which overthrew the moshatai regime. Moshatai, the Prime Minister of Iran during the Pahlavi Dynasty, was elected in April 1951. During his reign, he promoted the nationalization of Irans oil industry and touched the interests of western countries.

1979 Islamic revolution in Iran

In 1979, Islamic Revolution broke out in Iran. On November 4 that year, Iranian students rushed into the U.S. Embassy in Iran and detained U.S. diplomats for 444 days. This incident was called the Iranian hostage incident. Since then, U.S. - Iran relations have been tense and hostile for a long time.

The United States broke off diplomatic relations with Iran in 1980

The United States severed diplomatic ties with Iran, confiscated Iranian assets and banned most trade with Iran. Since then, the United States has adopted a containment policy towards Iran, and repeatedly identified Iran as secretly developing nuclear weapons under the cover of peaceful use of nuclear energy.

American ships mistakenly hit Irans airliner in 1988

During the Iran Iraq war in 1988, an Iranian airliner taking off from the port of Abbas was shot down by two missiles launched by the US missile cruiser vincenz on its way to Dubai, killing all 290 people on board. So far, the United States has only expressed regret for this incident and refused to admit its mistakes.

Axis of evil, 2002

In 2002, when President George W. Bush delivered his state of the Union address to Congress, he denounced Iran as an axis of evil country, which aroused Irans wrath. For years, the United States accused Iran of carrying out a secret nuclear weapons program, but Iran denied. The United States, the European Union and the United Nations have imposed multiple rounds of sanctions on the Iranian government.

2013 to 2016

Relations between the United States and Iran have improved and a nuclear agreement has been reached.

In August 2013, moderate Iranian President ruhani came to power. In September, he had a telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama, the first dialogue between the two countries at the highest level in more than 30 years.

In 2015, Iran agreed to sign the Iran nuclear agreement with the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany. Under the agreement, Iran agreed to restrict sensitive nuclear activities and allow international personnel to enter the country for inspection in exchange for lifting severe economic sanctions.

US withdrawal from Iran nuclear agreement in 2018

In 2018, U.S. President trump withdrew from Irans nuclear agreement and re imposed severe economic sanctions on Iran, which led to the rapid deterioration of U.S. - Iran relations.

Tension in the Persian Gulf in 2019

(function() {(window. Slotbydup = window. Slotbydup| []). Push ({ID: u5811557, container: ssp_, async: true});)) (); in 2019, as tensions in the Persian Gulf continued, the United States sent carrier strike groups and b-52h bombers to the Persian Gulf, claiming that there were worrying signs of deterioration of the situation related to Iran. Between May and June, six oil tankers were attacked and exploded in the Gulf of Oman, while Iranian forces shot down American drones flying over the Strait of Hormuz. In December, an attack on a U.S. military base in Iraq killed a U.S. citizen. The United States accused Iran backed Iraqi militias of retaliating with air strikes. Members of the militia surrounded the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to protest. In January 2020, tensions escalated again. On January 3, the United States launched an air strike on Baghdad International Airport, Iraq, killing suleymani, Irans important man in charge of military operations in the Middle East. Iran vowed to retaliate. Source: editor in charge of China News Network: Liu Yuxin, nbjs7825

In 2019, as tensions in the Persian Gulf continued, the United States sent carrier strike groups and b-52h bombers to the Persian Gulf, claiming that there were worrying signs of deterioration related to Iran.

Between May and June, six oil tankers were attacked and exploded in the Gulf of Oman, while Iranian forces shot down American drones flying over the Strait of Hormuz.

In December, an attack on a U.S. military base in Iraq killed a U.S. citizen. The United States accused Iran backed Iraqi militias of retaliating with air strikes. Members of the militia surrounded the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to protest.

Tensions escalate again in January 2020

On January 3, the United States launched an air raid on Baghdad International Airport in Iraq, killing Sulaimani, an important figure in Irans military operations in the Middle East. Iran vowed to retaliate.