The endurance of us-iranian enmity after the nuclear deal: a constructivist-based discourse analysis
YazarBalkan Şahin, Sevgi
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KünyeBalkan Şahin, Sevgi.(2015). The endurance of us-ıranian enmity after the nuclear deal: a constructivist-based discourse analysis.Paper drafted for presentation at the 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations Giardini Naxos,9,1-30.
After a decade of tough negotiations based on the principle of “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”, Iran and the P5+1 countries (the United States (US), the United Kingdom, China, Russia, France, and Germany) agreed on a comprehensive deal that would curb large parts of the Iranian nuclear infrastructure. According to the deal concluded on 14 July 2015, Iran has committed itself to reduce its uranium enrichment capacity in exchange for the gradual abolition of sanctions that hit Iran’s key energy and financial sectors. Described by the EU’s Head of Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini, “as a very good one for all sides”, the deal has raised prospects for a rapprochement between Iran and the US that would go beyond the nuclear field. It is expected to contribute to the acceleration of the Arab-Israeli peace process, establishment of stable governments in Iraq and Afghanistan, enhancement of American efforts to fight against terrorists groups, and the access of US businessmen to the Iranian market