عنوان مقاله [English]
Iran's nuclear deal in the summer of 2015, which, in exchange for the abolition of nuclear sanctions, led to a limitation of Iran's nuclear program in the medium term, raised important questions about the direction of the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic. This article seeks to answer the question of whether this agreement has
pushed Iran toward more compelling peaceful foreign policy or not? The study of the behavior and performance of Iran's foreign policy shows that Iran, following a nuclear deal, moves to offset these constraints in two security and identity areas in for leaving some of the key dimensions of the nuclear program. In the context of identity, after a nuclear deal, parallel to the emphasis on issues such as "advancement", "self-confidence" and "scientific independence", we are witnessing the continued insistence on nuclear research and development. In the security sector,
there has been a significant increase in defense spending to extending the geopolitical scope of security measures and speeding up the missile program, as well as some unprecedented security approaches such as permitting the use of Noghe Air Base to Russia, or multilateral military presence abroad which indicates the seriousness of Iran's move to compensatory policies.