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International Journal of Political Science and Development

Vol. 4(3), pp. 98107, March, 2016. 

DOI: 10.14662/IJPSD2016.022

ISSN: 2360-784X



Research Paper



Iran towards Self-Sufficiency


Fozia Jan


PHD Scholar, Department of Political Science, University of Kashmir

Email: fouziajan71@gmail.com


Accepted 3 April 2016



More than 30 years on from Iran’s Islamic Revolution, which ended the reign of monarchs, the country continues to fascinate, worry and excite outsiders in similar measures. Many nations in the West (and many in the Rest as well) had focused on Iran as problem-country, security spoiler and threat but Iran had emerged as rational nation to resist the external pressures, embargoes and international isolation. Iran had developed in various fields enabling nation to become self-sufficient, this self-sufficiency is also the outcome of many factors like nationhood- as a gift of Islamic Revolution, international sanctions’ led isolation and others. The power aspirations- not least its nuclear programme had clashed overtime with regional and external actors but ambition matched with pragmatism provided a continuous theme in emergence of Iran as an inspirational regional power in post-revolutionary Iran. Now that the sanctions have been lifted and JCPOA has been successfully implemented, there arise greater chances and prospects for Iran to rise as a regional power and influential trading partner of international system. This paper tries to outline Iran’s resistance to external pressures and embargoes, which helped Iran in total to emerge as a self-sufficient nation and involve successfully in international market as well as politics.

Keywords: Iran, revolution, sanctions, nuclear deal.


Cite This Article As: Jan F (2016). Iran towards Self-Sufficiency. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 4(3): 98-107






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