Iran’s Latin Policies Post-Nuclear Deal Opportunities for restoring influence in a changing environment


Amal Mukhtar
Latin America Affairs Specialist in
Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies

As compared to the framework of its long-term cold war with the United States, which has existed since the 1979 revolution, Iran has a marked openness with Latin America. Moreover, that interprets Iran’s uprising in the countries of South America during the Iranian nuclear file crisis and international isolation as well as economic sanctions that have been imposed on Tehran. After several years of Iranian-American conflict, in July 2015 the P5+1 reached a nuclear deal in which disabled international sanctions on Iran in exchange for the imposing of restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program. This impacted Iran-Latin relations, which seemed to be affected in a manner unlike the tone of the United States-Iran relationship.

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