On July 14, 2015, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed in Vienna between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1), effectively curbing the Iran’s capability to go nuclear for at least next 15 years.
During 25 years of its independence, Kazakhstan has been pursuing balanced and pragmatic multi-vectored foreign policy.
Speaking of the political system of Iran the consideration must be given to the fact that the Iranian politics operate within the framework of theocracy.
The South Caucasus region is still experiencing instability due to the enduring conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
On April 26, 2015, Kazakhstan held early presidential elections, which was initiated by the Majilis members of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan (APK).