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Iran and the West

Iran and the West is a three-part documentary series looking at the relationship between Iran and the countries of the west for the last 30 years since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The series begins with the inside story of Ayatollah Khomeini's rise to power. Then it covers subjects: the Lebanon hostage crisis, the Iran-Iraq War, the death of Ayatollah Khomeini and the changing political climate of the Middle East following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and the 1991 Gulf War. In the final episode, the series looks at the rise of the Taliban in Iran's neighbor Afghanistan, the assassination of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Iraq War and Iran's emerging nuclear program. The program features interviews with politicians who have played significant roles in events involving Iran, Europe and the United States since 1979.

Episode 1 - The Man Who Changed the World
Key figures tell the inside story of Ayatollah Khomeini's rise to power, the fall and exile of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the events surrounding the Iran hostage crisis.

Episode 2 - The Pariah State
This episode covers subjects: the Lebanon hostage crisis, the Iran-Iraq War, the death of Ayatollah Khomeini and the changing political climate of the Middle East following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and the 1991 Gulf War.

Episode 3 - Nuclear Confrontation
This episode looks at the rise of the Taliban in Iran's neighbor Afghanistan, the assassination of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Iraq War and Iran's emerging nuclear program.


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