Restrictions made to International Agreements by the Constitution of Iran

The constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran makes several restrictions to International agreements or contracts, especially when an Iranian governmental party is involved. The historical mentality was that, the executive branch might not be vigilant in preserving national interests when foreigners are involved, therefore the legislative branch should be involved as the supervisor. However, these restrictions create serious obstacles for international trade and the day to day business of governing. Therefore, officials and jurists have tried to circumvent these restrictions by presenting a more lenient interpretation of the relevant principles of the constitutions. We will review some of these restrictions below:

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