Iranian explanations include everything from the natural and unavoidable conflict between the Islamic Revolution on the one hand, and perceived American arrogance Other explanations include the Iranian government's need for an external bogeyman to furnish a pretext for domestic repression against pro-democratic forces and to bind the government to its loyal constituency. Until World War II, relations between Iran and the United States remained cordial.
Because the two nations currently do not have direct diplomatic relations, instead of exchanging ambassadors, Iran maintains an interests section at the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D. Relations between the two nations began in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. This mission unlike the last was opposed by powerful vested interests and eventually it was withdrawn with its task uncompleted. Political relations between Persia and the United States began when the Shah of Persia, Nassereddin Shah Qajar, officially dispatched Persia's first ambassador, Mirza Abolhasan Shirazi, to Washington D. in 1856." The first Persian Ambassador to the United States of America was Mirza Albohassan Khan Ilchi Kabir.Superior manpower and will to win allowed Iran to stabilize the front, ending the war in a stalemate.Iran suffered (very) roughly half a million people killed while Iraq had perhaps half the casualties (again very rough).Although the war ended in 1988, it led to numerous aftershocks that rippled throughout the region including the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, the liberation of Kuwait a year later, and the U. There were no “good guys” in the Iran-Iraq War, only two brutal dictatorships.Saddam Hussein was a megalomaniac who built enormous, ugly monuments to his ambitions and dreamed of becoming the dominant power in the Persian Gulf, controlling the world’s oil supplies, and destroying Israel.