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1- Tehran University , Nasser.assadi@gmail.com
2- Tabriz University
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Imam Khomeini’s foreign policy discourse, in spite of having confident
strategic and diplomatic basics, is ideological. The Islamic revolution
organizes the focus of his discourse. The Islamic revolution founder`s
foreign policy discourse is based on a strong ridging between the self and
the other. In this other-making logic, the international system is divided
into two domains: the suppressor and the suppressed. This paper, regarding
the leadership discourse of Ayatollah Khamenei, is to show that this
discourse is the logical outcome of Imam’s discourse in an evolutionary
environment. The special internal, regional and international conditions
and the characteristics of Ayatollah Khamenei have moved him towards
forming a more pragmatic reading in the framework of interactionism
discourse against the dominating system. The discourse is the extract of
Iran’s foreign policy that articulates the three notions of revolutionary
Islam, social security and national interests besides each other in different
proportions. In this logic, the two blocks of the dominator and the dominated
are placed against each other and the identity-other, difference logicequivalence
chain make the international system meaningful. This article,
after schematizing the interactionism discourse against the dominating
system, makes the basics of the world division and its divergences and
convergences prominent by surveying the two concepts of identity and the
other and the chain of equivalence and the difference logic.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/02/13 | Accepted: 2013/04/10 | Published: 2013/05/2

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