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... 26 Dec. 2002. In 2005, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is elected president of Iran, promising oil income distribution, and religious and military power. Many of the hostages from 1979 recognized him as one of their captors. In 2006, after the re-integration of Natanz, a uranium enrichment center in Iran, the United States starts a secret program of cyberwar, attacking the nuclear plants in Iran. - "How a Secret Cyberwar Program Worked." The New York Times. N.p., 1 June 2012. Web. . By this point, we have reached a negative relationship with Iran, from nuclear programs between Iran and Russia, to cyberwarfare against Iranian power plants, United States and Iranian relations continue to deteriorate into more modern times. Currently, lawmaker Hassan Rouhani is the president of Iran, successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and relations with Iran could easily drop at any moment in time.
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