The US' Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Agreement: A Legal Analysis with Special Reference to the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

Author:Sassan Seyrafi - Amir-Hossein Ranjbarian
Position:Assistant Professor of International Law at Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran ('UT'), Tehran, Iran. LL.M./Ph.D. (UT). - Associate Professor of International law at Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Teheran
Pages:267-268
SUMMARY

The so-called Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive plan of Action, is an agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council as well as Germany and the EU to ensure that Iran’s nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful. Praised as an historic diplomatic achievement that resolved a decade-long crisis, the 2015 agreement is distinctive... (see full summary)

 
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Iran Nuclear Agreement 267
XI JEAIL 2 (2018)
Sassan Seyra
& Amir-Hossein Ranjbarian
∗∗
The so-called Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive
plan of Action, is an agreement between Iran and the ve permanent members of the
UN Security Council as well as Germany and the EU to ensure that Irans nuclear
program will be exclusively peaceful. Praised as an historic diplomatic achievement that
resolved a decade-long crisis, the 2015 agreement is distinctive in its comprehensive
provisions and innovative solutions to various legal and technical issues. However,
US President Donald Trumps controversial decision to withdraw the US from the
agreement in May 2018 has put its future in peril. This paper attempts to analyze
the legal aspects of the US decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement
with special reference to the currently on-going US-North Korea deal for the complete
denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. In the course of this study, special attention
is given to the lessons learned from the Iran nuclear agreement.
Assistant Professor of International Law at Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University
of Tehran (“UT”), Tehran, Iran. LL.M./Ph.D. (UT). ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4861-2957. The author may be
contacted at: sasanseyrafi@ut.ac.ir / Address: University of Tehran, Faculty of Law and Political Science #412, Enghelab
Ave., Tehran 14155-64485 Iran. Corresponding author.
∗∗ Associate Professor of International law at Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of
Teheran. The author may be contacted at: arabjbar@ut.ac.ir/Address: University of Tehran, Faculty of Law and Political
Science, Enghelab Ave., Tehran 14155-64485 Iran.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14330/jeail.2018.11.2.01
The US
Withdrawal from
the Iran Nuclear Agreement:
A Legal Analysis with
Special Reference to the
Denuclearization of the
Korean Peninsula
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