Tensions between the U.S. and Iran are at the peak

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Qassem Soleimani, one of the most celebrated military generals in Iran was killed in a U.S. drone strike at the airport in Baghdad

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This has resulted in severe tensions between the two countries

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According to reports, the two countries are even ready to wage war against each other

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Here's all you need to know about the events that have led to the current crisis

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The United States and Iran never had the best diplomatic relations

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In fact, looking at the history of the two countries, most of it is filled with issues

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In 1979, several Americans were taken hostage by the country. They were kept inside the US Embassy in the capital city of Tehran

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That incident is often regarded as a turning point in the two countries' relationship

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There were hopes of a friendship between the two countries in 2015, when Iran reached an agreement with the US to reduce its nuclear capabilities

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However, when Donald Trump got elected in 2016, the relationship went in a downward spiral

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Trump has made it clear that he isn't in favor of the deal because he thinks it is the worst deal ever negotiated.

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In 2018, Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal and reimposed sanctions on Iran

This was done to force the country's leaders to get aboard on a brand-new deal. But Iran rejected the offer, even though the economy was in terrible shape

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In 2019, Trump decided to increase the pressure on Iran by applying sanctions on those countries that are doing business with Iran.

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After this, about six oil tankers were destroyed in the Gulf of Oman. The US blamed Iran for the attacks.

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In December 2019, an American contractor was killed in a rocket attack in northern Iraq. Washington said that an Iranian-funded military group was behind the attack

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The United States took its revenge by attacking military bases in Iraq and Syria

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These constant bombings resulted in a backlash in Iraq. And as a result, the US Embassy in Baghdad was severely attacked by protestors.

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Then, on January 3, general Qassem Soleimani was assassinated by the US

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Iranian officials said in a statement that it would take revenge for Soleimani's death

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Two days later, the country eliminated all the limitations on its nuclear resources, particularly Uranium

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Trump has said that if Iran retaliates, then the United States would respond in a 'disproportionate manner'

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