WATCH: A Brief History of US-Iran Relations

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The United States and Iran have been at odds ever since a CIA-backed coup reshaped Iranian politics more than half a century ago.

Brutal secret police, the infamous hostage crises and the fatal downing of an Iranian civilian airliner are just a few of the seminal events to chill relations in the decades since.

But the ice between the two nations may be thawing as the deadline for a historic nuclear deal approaches this week.

Watch the video below to experience the gripping events both sides must overcome to get there:

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