عنوان مقاله [English]
Ever since the Iranian revolution of 1979 relations between Iran and Britain have remained volatile and have suffered from tension, instability and upheavals. Neither reconciliation, nor normalization, has been achieved between the two sides. While Iran's relations with the United States were predictably hostile, Tehran's ties with London could have been expected, at least by the end of the first tempests of the revolution, to be better and more stable. Why did Iran's relations with Britain deteriorate from the beginning, as distinct from other West European countries? What were the origins of Iran's resentment towards Britain? Which forces were behind the hostility between them? What are the prospects for future relations between these two countries? These are but a few questions, the answers for which can be explored by this paper.