Then, in 1990, Iraq, under the eventually demonized Saddam Hussein, invaded Iran and started the longest land war of the twentieth century. The role of the United States?
"The United States pursued policies in favour of Iraq by reopening diplomatic channels, lifting restrictions on the export of dual-use technology, overseeing the transfer of third-party military hardware, and providing operational intelligence on the battlefield."
Here's American war criminal Donald Rumsfeld, in the famous picture showing the United States gleefully collaborating with Iran's enemy, Saddam Hussein:
And let me be clear: the people who are filled with rage about this deal are the same ones that still cannot forget the fact that the United States had to put down their treasonous slave state a hundred and fifty years ago; yet they expect Iranians to forget their history.
The Iranians have no reason to trust us. In fact, they have good cause to hate us. It is a testament to Obama's real value as President, and the regard in which he is held everywhere but in the Republican fever swamp, that he managed to overcome the Iranians' memories of the past; but the United States is so caught between reason and madness these days that it seems impossible to get our people to see anything as it really is.