Quality of Economic Sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran: A Review
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini
The analysis of international sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic of Iran in all political, economic and human rights fields, and comparison of the contents of those sanctions with general or even specific documents and rules of international law will clearly prove that Western sanctions have ignored or violated a great number of legal principles and rules of international law.

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Chronology of Iran's Nuclear Activities in Past 60 Years
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Shahab Salimi
A proposal for taking advantage of the nuclear energy was offered to Iran's then monarch, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, by then US President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In fact, the United States was the first country, which encouraged Iran to achieve nuclear technology.

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Immorality and Illegality of Sanctions and Iranian Response
Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mohammad Kordzadeh Kermani
Undertaking research on the political economy of sanctions in Iran covers a wide area of study. In a research project, relevant data and key questions can be collected in order to organize them methodologically and write a book on this issue. In this article, within the conceptual framework of political economy, interactions of a few variables involved in the sanctions on Iran are studied. First, the article explores the immoral aspect and consequently illegal aspect of sanctions as an American policy tool to coerce Iran’s behavior regarding its legal right of nuclear enrichment. Then the article sheds light on economic impacts of the sanctions through examples. It also discusses political impacts of the sanctions and practical experience of how Iranians tackle these restrictions. It finally proposes an alternative way to change this hostility dominated environment of the Iran-US relations.

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Preparatory Committee for NPT Review Conference: A Closer Look at Iran's Views and Action Course in Nuclear Field
Monday, April 29, 2013

The second session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) has started at the United Nations Office in Geneva on April 22 and will continue until May 3, 2013. The session is headed by Ambassador Cornel Feruta of Romania.

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IRI Response: IAEA Report of the Director General on the Implementation of Safeguards in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The followings are comments on some paragraphs of the Director General report GOV/2012/9, dated 24 February 2012.

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Sanctions Imposed against Iran and Their Incompatibility with International Norms of Human Rights
Saturday, March 9, 2013

Although sanctions have been an important feature of the US foreign policy toward Iran since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the evolution of international unilateral sanctions is a relatively new development (which has taken place since 2006). In fact, although the use of sanctions as a tool to put pressure on Iran has existed throughout the post-revolution period, involvement of the United Nations Security Council and extensive efforts by the United States to expand the sanctions and encourage Washington’s allies to impose sanctions much more extensive than the Security Council’s sanctions against Iran, have totally changed the situation in the past year. 

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