The Nuclear Agreement And Iran

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A point of contention in recent global media is the Iran Nuclear deal that took place in the spring of 2015. Americans for months have been conflicted on President Obama’s approach to a country that seems so far away from my own life. Curious to critically learn about the origins of this nuclear agreement and Iran’s international relations history with the rest of the world, I took the initiative to research this topic further and expand my global knowledge. Through research, I was able to analyze history and diplomatic relations to synthesis the reasoning behind the formation of this diplomatic deal, and why there is tension between both sides of the peacekeeping. The west and Iran under the reign of the monarch Mohammad Reza…show more content…
(Yambert 178) With increasing tension in Iran came the inevitable revolution. There was also a financial crisis, and Iranians were becoming desperate for economic and social relief. In January of 1979, an Islamic revolution began, with the overthrow of Reza Shah Pahlavi and the monarchy and an installation of an Islamic republic, led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. (Axworthy 32) This clearly put the relationship between Iran and the West in a very bad circumstance, because not only did all Western countries like the Shah, but also because they viewed the Islamic regime and its following of Shari’ah law to be backwards in the modern times. In addition to this, Iran disregarded previous nuclear proliferation deals, and began to grow its nuclear program; this made the West nervous for any rash actions made by the new Islamic republic. After the Islamic Revolution, however, came an even larger reason for the West to further dispel any relations with the state. The Iranian hostage crisis drilled the hole of peaceful relations further, as noted in Axworthys book, with 52 United States diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days when this Islamic student group stormed the US embassy in Tehran. (Axworthy 55) With President Jimmy Carter receiving requests from the American Congress and people to invade Iran,
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