While we know there is no official political relationship between Iran and USA, I want to know about the last one. I do not know about unofficial meetings or phone calls which may happen.

  • How do you define "government"? I'm pretty sure some US soldiers came face to face with some militants working for Iranian Government in Iraq.
    – user4012
    Mar 2 '13 at 1:09
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    The political agents of USA who have an official permission to talk with the other governments according to the defined policies. Mar 2 '13 at 1:19
  • You mean bilateral meetings as opposed to meetings in the United Nations or other such organizations? Mar 7 '13 at 13:32
  • No, It is not about meetings which happen in the UN. Mar 7 '13 at 22:22
  • It's always also a good idea to do a bit of research oneself and presenting it in question, especially for questions that lend themselves to googling.
    – Trilarion
    Mar 7 '18 at 11:13

There were regular meetings between the US and Iran governments up to the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

There was also contact between the US and Iran during the Iran-Contra affair, but I don't know if you would consider that 'official'.

  • I'm pretty sure there were meetings much later than that, duiring Iraq war. It may not have been advertized/acknowledged, but someone most likely talked.
    – user4012
    Mar 4 '13 at 20:52
  • I would not be surprised if there were more recent ones. I someone has evidence of them, I'll be happy to upvote their answer. Mar 4 '13 at 21:31
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    I would be very surprised if someone was willing to exachange 10 rep points on stack exchange for 10 years in jail :)
    – user4012
    Mar 5 '13 at 16:11
  • @DVK Do not scare my audiences! :)) Mar 7 '13 at 22:18

As a consequence of the hostage crisis,

On April 7, 1980, Carter severed diplomatic relations between Iran and the United States and they have been frozen ever since.

US don't have an embassy in Iran, and Iran has no embassy in the US. Heads of states of both sides have never met in the last 40 years.

However, especially during the Obama administration and after Rohani's election, diplomatic talks have been staged and lead to the Iran Nuclear Iran Deal. The highest level of these encouters included ministers of Foreign affairs, hence a governmental level.

You can see here an official meeting between ministers of Foreign affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif (Iran) and John Kerry (USA), held in Lausanne, 2015, and leading to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or Iran Nuclear Deal.

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