عنوان مقاله [English]
In the current international system, sanction is considered as a tool which is frequently used to control or change policies of challenging actors. In recent decades, the most important factor which is led to the imposition of sanctions against Iran has been the occurrence of the Islamic Revolution and the confrontation with the West particularly, the United States’ hegemony as well as the nuclear program, which has attracted Int'l Organizations’ attention especially since the last decade. The paper aims to analyze
serious sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran as well as present their typological pattern. Results of this typology can be more effective on tackling the sanctions system as well as major threats posed by it. The main question which is raised is that how these sanctions can be categorized and analyzed? Also, the hypothesis will be that the sanctions imposed against Iran can be distinguished by means of their issuance authority, subject area, ultimate cause, intensity, level, target type, and whether being mandatory or not. Moreover, their examples have been shown through using separation patterns (of different types of sanctions) as well as using criteria. Understanding different types of sanctions as well as their provisions requires having necessary information about the nature of sanctions as well as putting them in each category needs a response to the causes. Hence, the descriptive-analytic research method is used through document analysis as well as library data gathering. One of the remarkable findings of this survey is that the highest level of US and EU sanctions have been imposed against Iranian energy sector.