United States Policy and The Islamic Republic of Iran: A Time For Change
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Current United States Policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran is containment of Irans opposition to the Middle East peace process, its support for global terrorism, and its development of weapons of mass destruction specifically nuclear weapons. The United States has been without formal diplomatic relations with Iran since 1979, when a group of students seized the United States Embassy in Tehran and held 652 American citizens for 444 days. This paper provides current information on Irans government, economy, military, culture, religion, political process, and presents arguments for a change in current United States Policy concerning Iran, moving from isolation and containment toward engagement and eventually rapprochement.
- Government and Political Science