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The Iranian nuclear program has attracted much attention within the international arena due to the interest devoted by the nation’s states on their foreign policies (Bowen & Brewer2011). In international relations, realists and idealists paradigms are important as they concern themselves with substantive issues affecting nations and states while making foreign policy decisions. Political realists argue that states struggle to secure conflicting national interests creating the main action on the globe (Rourke, 2007). Iranian nuclear activities open up the possibility of a secret relationship between her religion and the ongoing nuclear standoff that is mounting international pressure. The European Union (EU), United States, and UN unanimously agreed that the development of nuclear fuel cycle by Iran must be done in line with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) (OConnell & El Molla, 2013) According to the Treaty, US felt that Iran was in violation with Article III that safeguarded obligations by using her enrichment program for weapons purpose (Fitzpatrick, 2013).