specialty journal of politics and law
Impact of Iran Nuclear File on Iranian Political Relations with European Union (2013-2015)
Ehsan Yusefi, Seifullah Fazlinezhad
Since the victory of Iranian Revolution, Iran relations with European Union – then known as European Economic Community – have undergone through numerous vicissitudes. Due to the organizational transformations of this Union and the emergence of new variables and developments in Middle East and their effects, these relations have never been of any stability and an expanding pace in a long-term time line. The procedure of negotiations and nuclear diplomacy of Iran and Europe shows that the parties have distinct goals and motives. To neutralize US hostile policies and take advantage of nuclear technology specifically the fuel cycle, Iran began its negotiations with Europe. On the other hand, the goal of EU is convincing Iran to omit the technology of nuclear fuel cycle and production of nuclear fuel in Iran through giving encouraging concessions. In other words, Europe like US intends to see the one-time halt of uranium enrichment and production of nuclear fuel in Iran; Iran nuclear file has overshadowed the political relations of Iran and Europe and left tangible effects on the negotiations. In the current essay, the authors will discuss the developments in the political relations of Iran with EU from 2013 to 2015. The method of this study is descriptive-analytic and the data have been collected via library research.