Iranian Foreign Policy toward Latin America

28.06.2017

Iran’s relationships with Latin America and the engagement style it has developed has created a lot of controversies, especially in the West.

Iran’s relationships with Latin America and the engagement style it has developed has created a lot of controversies, especially in the West. The purpose of this study is to draw a diagram of the relations Iran has established with the continent and to explain the nature of relations in terms of content. Relations that started in the period of Ahmadinejad and soared rapidly experienced a slowdown period later. The main problem for Iran, which is moving to revitalize relations with the continent after 2015, is rather whether it can expand its field of legitimacy or not. In Latin America, which has recently undergone politically a transformation from left politics to right politics, how the political powers will enter into relation with Iran will largely be shaped through (i) Iran’s relations with the West and (ii) Tehran’s relationship with the continent.