Out of the loop for far too long, Iran has ceded its potential place in marine tourism to smaller Persian Gulf states who have seized the opportunity and made significant strides to gain a foothold in this niche sector.
Reports indicate that some 105 marine species, mainly mammals, birds and reptiles living in Iran’s seas and lakes, are heading toward extinction.
Two officials at the Department of Environment cannot seem to agree on the precise source of the Persian Gulf’s rising salinity.
Flights between Bushehr in southwestern Iran and Dubai in the UAE, which were suspended last year, will recommence in the first week of the Iranian month of Tir (starting June 21) in cooperation with Kish Airlines.
A new contract between Iran and China will turn Qeshm Island into a focal point in the Persian Gulf in terms of oil reservation projects and oil production activities.
The Director of Qeshm Island Geopark announced that the park will be added to the list of global Geoparks when it is registered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Plans are under way to launch phases 17 and 18 of the supergiant South Pars gas field during the second half of the current calendar year, which began on March 20, a senior energy official said.
Iran plans to open an offshore bank in the southern island of Kish “within a month” in a bid to facilitate its trade transactions and process international payments, a report said.
The 40th flotilla of Iran's Navy returned home on Wednesday Jun 1 after its 55-day mission to remote waters.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari expressed deep sorrow over the extension of the jail term of Bahraini opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, saying that Al Khalifa cannot resolve the Persian Gulf country’s protracted problems by such moves.