The current crisis over Iran’s nuclear issue is centered around Iran’s right under NPT to enrich uranium on its soil, and the West opposition to it. This western opposition has been crystallized by several rounds of tough economic sanctions and threat of war. Analyzing this crisis raises many questions including legal aspects of the imposed sanctions. This article tries to study this crisis from historical and legal perspectives.
The main cause of this crisis might be the Islamic revolution and the strain in Iran-US relations after the Iranian Islamic revolution in 1979. After the revolution, all Iran – US ties broke down and a chapter of US hostility toward Iran opened by freezing Iranian assets » Read more