Timeline: US-Iran relations from 1957 to 2016
Updated 06:54, 07-Nov-2018
By Li Deyi
The US has resorted to a variety of means to challenge Iran's independence over the past 40 years, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday. As a matter of fact, the interaction between the two countries can be traced back to earlier. Here is a quick look at US-Iran relations. 
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For this year, the US withdrew from the historic 2015 Iran nuke deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on May 8 and announced two rounds of sanctions imposed on Iran taking effect on August 7 and November 5 respectively.