• The Treaty of Qasr-e Shirin ends a 150-year war with the Ottoman Empire.  

  • Iran cedes control of Caucasus to Russia after second Russo-Persian war.

  • The country's official name becomes Iran. 

  • Following a parliamentary vote, Iran nationalizes its oil industry.

  • The Iran-Iraq war begins after Iraq invades western Iran along the border. The war lasted 8 years, until a cease fire agreement was signed by both countries in Geneva which was backed by the UN.

  • The United States releases $567 million  of frozen Iranian assets, that were orginally frozen in 1979 after Americans were taken as hostages in the US embassy in Tehran.

  • The US imposes oil and trade sanctions on Iran due to Iran's alleged support for terrorism and acquisition of nuclear arms.

  • The UN Security Council imposes further sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programs.

  • The European Union boycotts Iranian oil. Iran's rial currency depreciates 80% against the dollar because of international sanctions.

  • After years of negotiations, world powers reach a deal with Iran on limiting Iranian nuclear activity in return for lifting international economic sanctions.


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