Faṣlnāmah-i Pizhūhish/hā-yi Rāhburdī-i Siyāsat (Jul 2017)

Analysis of US Foreign Policy for Iran’s Nuclear File with a Systemic Approach

  • behrooz daylamsalehi ,
  • Gholamreza Saebi

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 6, no. 21
pp. 127 – 150


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The core Obama’s foreign policy, specifically in his second term, was to solve the country’s international crisis in the Middle‌ East and also to solve Iran’s nuclear issue. White House, in harmony with Europe, tried hard to put pressure on Iran, taking advantage of sanctions to create and expand civil unrest in Iran in order to undermine legitimacy of the government. It is clear that the root of the Iranian-Western conflicts cannot be reduced to Iran’s nuclear program. In fact, religious ideology of Iran’s Islamic system is the main reason of this controversy. Meanwhile, presence of Israel in the region and the role of other countries specifically Arab countries should not be neglected. The hypothesis of this paper is: US foreign policy in Iran’s nuclear issue follows rational, organizational and bureaucratic models of decision making and orchestrated toward interaction of national interests.