Iran Current Affairs - 2020

Iran withdraws from the JCPOA deal completely

On January 5, 2020, Iran had completely withdrawn from JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) nuclear deal. The announcement came after the US troops killed General Qassem Soleimani. Highlights In 2018, the United States walked away from the nuclear deal. However, the other participants such as Russia, China, European Union, France, Germany and UK tried Read More…

Iran discovers new oil field with 53 Bn barrels of reserves

Iran has discovered a new oilfield with 53 billion barrels of crude oil in Khuzestan province, home to Iran’s Khuzestan’s crucial oil industry. The announcement however did not reveal how much oil could be produced from the reservoir but the find could boost country’s battered economy amid stringent US sanctions. Key Highlights of Discovery The Read More…

Bavar-373: Iran’s new home-grown air defence system unveiled

Iran unveiled its new home-grown air defence system called Bavar-373 during a ceremony held on Iran’s ‘National Defence Industry Day’. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has ordered to add Bavar-373 to country’s missile defence network. The unveiling takes place against a backdrop of rising tensions between and Iran and United States (US) since US President Donald Read More…

17 August: Parsi New Year Navroz celebrated

Parsi New Year, also known as Navroz or Jamshedi Navroz, is celebrated every year on August 17 to mark the beginning of the new Iranian calendar. In Persian, Nav means new and Roz means day and together translating to ‘new day’. It is celebrated for health, wealth, prosperity and productivity. The central feature of this Read More…

Iran unveils 3 new Air-to-Air Missiles

Iran has unveiled three precision-guided air-to-air missiles dubbed as Yasin, Balaban and new series of Ghaem. These missiles were unveiled at the time when tensions between Iran and US and its allies are at its peak. About Missiles Yasin: It is smart, guided missile with folding wings that can be fired from a range of Read More…