The Position of Human Rights Sanctions in the US Strategy Against Iran and Solutions to Them
Human rights as one of the most important indicators of civilization are of great importance in international relations. Nevertheless, ambiguity in defining and instrumental using of it are the most important challenges in promoting human rights. Western countries, and in particular the United States, on the pretext of protecting democracy and human rights intervene in the internal affairs of other countries and, using mass media and public diplomacy, put a lot of countries under pressure, and take actions against them. Iran is among the countries under unilateral US sanctions, and the decision to impose more sanctions is under the influence of domestic political groups of the United States, as it is alleged that sanctions are imposed for breach of international obligations. The purpose of this study is to investigate the place of human rights sanctions in the US strategy against Iran and ways to deal with it. In short, it can be said that although there are differences of opinion among international intellectuals in interpreting legitimacy or unlawfulness of sanctions for a variety of reasons, but there is no doubt that they will unanimously agree that sanctions can cause interruptions in the process of international co-existence and, ultimately, a blow to global peace and security.