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As a result of the Iranian takeover of the American Embassy on November 4, 1979, the United States and Iran severed diplomatic relations in April 1980. The United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran have had no formal diplomatic relationship since that date. Switzerland is the U.S. protecting power and provides limited consular services to U.S. citizens in Iran.

Iran has no embassy in Washington, D.C.

More information about the Islamic Republic of Iran is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here:

CIA World Factbook Iran Page 
U.S. Virtual Embassy
History of U.S. Relations With Iran
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics 
Office of Foreign Assets Control Sanctions Page 
Library of Congress Country Studies 
Travel Information

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future