JCPOA Current Affairs - 2020

United Nations defeats US demand to extend Arms Embargo on Iran

On August 14, 2020, the United Nations defeated the US demand of extending arms embargo on Iran indefinitely. Embargo is an official ban on trade and other commercial activity on a country. Highlights The United Nations Security council voted against extension of arms embargo on Iran. Of the 15 members, two voted in favor and Read More…

NOOR: Iran’s first military satellite launched successfully

Iran recently launched its first military satellite. The satellite is to orbit at 425 km. This has increased tensions between US and Iran amidst COVID-19 crisis. Highlights The Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps, IRGC launched the satellite. Iran has used Ghased or Messenger satellite launcher to put the satellite in its orbit. Tensions increased when countries Read More…

US-Iran: Four Nuclear Restrictions renewed by US

On March 30, 2020, the US renewed four nuclear restrictions imposed on Iran. The restrictions were imposed to prevent Iran from building its nuclear programme. Highlights The nuclear restrictions on Iran imposed by the US has been renewed for another 60 days. The decision makes it harder for Iran to work on its Nuclear programme Read More…

Iran seeks Financial Help from IMF first time since 1962 to fight against Corona Virus

For the first time since 1962, Iran is seeking the help of International Monetary Fund. Since Islamic Revolution Iran stopped getting help from IMF. IMF and Corona Virus Earlier, this month, IMF allocated emergency funds to middle income countries. The international banking institution, allocated 50 billion USD to fund middle-income and poor countries. Also, it Read More…

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On January 5, 2020, Iran had completely withdrawn from JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) nuclear deal.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…