Iran- U.S. Relations

Iranian Leadership

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

1941 - 1979

Monarchy Abolished

1979

Theocracy Established

1979

Khomeini

1979 - 1989

Ali Khamenei

1989 - 2014

Pre- Revolution

Iranian Coup D'Etat

1951

2nd Iranian Coup D'Etat

1953

White Revolution

1963

Exile of Khomeini

1964

Small Riots start in Tehran

1978

Post- Revolution

Iranian Revolution

1979

Iranian Hostage Crisis

1979 - 1981

Death of Shah

1980

Iran- Iraq War

1980 - 1988

Iranians push into Basra

1983

Iran Contra Affair

1985 - 1987

Armistice Signed

1988

Iranian Passenger Plane shot down by U.S

1988

Khomeini Dies

1989

U.S. Places Stronger Sanctions on Iran

1995

G.W. Bush's Axis of Evil speech

2002