عنوان مقاله [English]
9/11 is considered the inception of a new era in the international relations. This event put some concepts such as identity, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and rouge states at top of the international agenda and a hostile relation between the United States security and the identity of those states has been formed. After 9/11, the main danger, from the United States' viewpoint, is the identity of rouge states which have targeted the country's interests and values. In case these states have access to key technologies especially nuclear capability, they will be a security-identity threat which should be removed with a pre-emptive attack. Given the above-mentioned facts, it is hypothesized that identitism in the United States foreign policy after 9/11 is the main reason why the United States has opposed Iran's nuclear program (2001-2008)..