Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures, at the end of a press conference in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, June 8, 2010. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday a nuclear swap deal brokered by Turkey and Brazil is a one-time opportunity that should not be missed. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Showdown With Iran

October 23, 2007 / 55m

Season 2007: Episode 2

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As Iraq descends into chaos and civil war, FRONTLINE examines the rise of its neighbor — Iran — as one of America’s greatest threats and most puzzling foreign policy challenges. Through interviews with key players on both sides, FRONTLINE traces the tumultuous history of U.S.-Iran relations since 9/11 — from unprecedented early cooperation in Afghanistan, to the growing crisis over Iran’s nuclear ambitions and Tehran’s open threats to drive America out of the Middle East. [Explore more stories on the original website for Showdown With Iran.]