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President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the landmark Iran nuclear deal in 2018.(Reuters)

US sanction on Russian, Chinese firms for supporting Iran missile programme

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 04:55 PM IST
The companies are Chengdu Best New Materials Co Ltd and Zibo Elim Trade Co, Ltd. in China and Nilco Group, which is also known as Nil Fam Khazar Company and Santers Holding and Joint Stock Company Elecon in Russia for transferring sensitive technology and items to Iran’s missile programme.
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File photo of a display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, Iran. State television on Feb 9, 2020, said the elite Revolutionary Guards Corps, in charge of the country’s missile programme, had unveiled a short-range missile.(Reuters File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
File photo of a display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, Iran. State television on Feb 9, 2020, said the elite Revolutionary Guards Corps, in charge of the country’s missile programme, had unveiled a short-range missile.(Reuters File / Photo used for representational purpose only)

Amid tension with US, Iran plans satellite launch and unveils new missile

By Reuters | Dubai
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Iran’s state television said the Raad-500, or thunder in Farsi, was half the weight of a similar missile, but its range was about 200 km (120 miles) more and it could be powered by a new generation of engines designed to put satellites into orbit.
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