Iran Nuclear Framework Case Study
How did Iran come to be?
Iran is known officially as The Islamic republic of Iran. Is one of the world’s oldest civilisation dated between 3800 to 3200 BC. Home to 78 million people Iran has the second largest population in Middle East after Egypt. Comprised of multiple ethnic and religious groups and has Farsi as its official language. As of 2015 Iran is under a distinctive political system feeding back to 1979 constitution which blends religion and democracy with a supreme leader who has sizable authority on political decisions
What is Iran’s position in the world?
Iran has the Middle East 2nd largest economy with an estimated GDP of 366 billion dollars between 2013 and 14. Geographically the country holds a …show more content…
Mosaddegh had been going through the process of nationalising Iran’s oil production as the country was one of the world’s major producers of the resource at the time but only received 15% of the profits while the UK received the remainder. Prior to this the relationship between the two countries was relatively free of strife or threat but since the 1950s when the shah began his regime Iran has never forgiven the intervention of the United States. Following the 1979 Iranian revolution the shah fled the country to the united states when the us refused to return him to the country Iranian students stormed the American embassy in Tehran and took 52 diplomats hostage though none of the hostages were harmed, however that incident left a bitter taste in Americas mouth as they believe Iran violated the principle of international law which grants diplomats immunity. Tensions between the two countries were further exasperated when in 1988 a commercial Iranian airbus was shot down by the USS Vincennes killing all 290 passengers and crew members. The united stated never formally apologies to Iran but a settlement was reached in 1996 which had the US pay a 61.8 million dollar settlement to the families of the …show more content…
Attended by the foreign ministers of the: United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, France, china, the European Union, and Iran. These talks centred on Iran’s continually controversial nuclear activities, at the end of these discussions an announcement outlined that all participating nations had reached an agreement regarding a framework and that all final decisions have to be made by June 30 2015. The outlined deal touched on many hot button issues such as the reduction of Iran’s nuclear facilities and production, the removal of economic sanctions against Iran, and the enhanced and unprecedented investigations of Iran’s nuclear facilities. All while Iran denies intention of attempting build a nuclear