عنوان مقاله [English]
No country has unlimited resources to achieve its goals, to select policy options, policy makers must adjust their policy goals to the collective mandates and rationales of available resources and national goals. Iran is nowadays involved with the evaluation of Joint Action Comprehensive of Action Plan (JCPA) and Security Council resolutions 2231. Evaluation of the impacts of JCPA on the technology development process in Iran is not possible without understanding the progressive and expanding impacts of the international sanctions that JCAP This paper, first, aims to highlight the milestone of this historic process and analyze the sanctions according to their coverage, depth and extension. Then, it performs a comparative study between the provisions of JCAP and SC Resolution 2231 on one hand, and the previous international instruments which imposed international, unilateral and multilateral sanctions against Iran. It finally concluded that the JCAP and the recent UN resolution can provide an appropriate international setting for the Iranian technology development and to validate its argument. The paper proceeds to analyze the Official Document of the project for modernization project of Arak heavy water reactor.