Every activity in the three Iranian islands has been carried out in line with the Islamic Republic’s sovereign rights, said Afkham.
A border dispute is simmering between Saudi Arabia and the UAE with Riyadh trying hard to keep it hidden so that its meddling in Yemen cannot be taken advantage of by its neighbor.
Now that the British are officially opposed to Qatar, Iran needs to join the anti-corruption campaign at FIFA and salvage football, said Majid Tafreshi, an international relations expert.
Residents in southern Iran believe that the Valley of Stars on Qeshm Island has been named after a falling star centuries ago.
In Iran, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday.
The parliament speaker has said that Iran’s defensive power is to safeguard the country and the region against foreign military powers.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has said that all regional countries laud Iran’s constructive, positive and progressive role in countering terrorism.
Iran has rejected baseless UAE claims, saying that the three Persian Gulf islands are part and parcel of Iranian territory.
Another attempt by the UAE to lay claim to three Iranian-owned Persian Gulf islands was frustrated.
Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Department in Hormuzgan province is conducting vital archeological excavations in the coastal regions of the Persian Gulf and its hinterlands, said the director general of the department.