Brexit and its Impacts on Iran-EU Relationship

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ayatollah Borujerdi University, Borujerd, Iran

2 University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


The British people vote to withdraw from the European Union (Brexit) in 23 June 2016 referendum is one of the most important events occurred in the European Union since its formation. Brexit can highly affect the future status of the EU in the international system and the relationship between the EU and other regions of the world. Withdrawal of the UK from European Union occurred after the agreement reached between Iran and E3+3 on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and at the time when Iran-EU relationship seemed to improve, so this departure can highly shape and affect Iran-EU relationship. The question this paper addresses is that how the Brexit would affect the relationship between the EU and Iran. To answer this question, the hypothesis proposed here is that the Brexit would improve the relationship between Islamic Republic of Iran and the European Union by decreasing the transatlantic weight and the US-oriented tendency in the EU. This article uses descriptive-analytical approach.


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Article Title [فارسی]

برگزیت و تاثیر آن بر روابط ایران و اتحادیه اروپا

Authors [فارسی]

  • Abdolmajid Seifi 1
  • Shahrzad Maftooh 2
2 Tehran University
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