Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Persian Gulf

12-Metre-Long Whale Washes Up Dead on Iranian Coast

A gigantic Bryde's whale weighing nearly 10 tonnes has been found washed ashore on the coasts of Shibkooh in Bandar Lengeh, southern Iran, an environment official announced.

Qatar Detains Iranian Fishermen for 2nd Time in 2 Weeks

An Iranian official says the Qatari coast guards have arrested three fishermen from the Iranian province of Hormuzgan in the second such incident in almost two weeks.

Iran, US Navies Engage in Second Encounter in One Week

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the USS Nimitz has fired warning shots at an armed Iranian patrol boat on Friday in the Persian Gulf in the second clash between the two sides over the past few days.

IRGC ‘Neutralizes’ US Vessel’s Provocation in Persian Gulf

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced that one of its patrol ships has neutralized an act of provocation by a US military ship north of the Persian Gulf, south of Iran.

Two Marine Mammals Wash Up Dead on Iranian Coast

Two porpoises have been found dead in Konarak city in southeastern Iran, according to a provincial official.

US Tests Laser Weapons System in Persian Gulf

The US Navy has reportedly tested the Laser Weapons System (LaWS), which can move at the speed of light.

US Congress Approves Bill to Run Hotline in Persian Gulf

US House of Representatives has approved a bill calling for the establishment of special communication channels between Iran and the United States in the Persian Gulf.

Iran Locates Sites for Tidal Power Generation

Iranian scientists have identified at least 10 prime sites in the Persian Gulf for production of electricity from the ebb and flow of the regional water.

Iran Seizes Trespassing Saudi Boat with 4 on Board

The Navy of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has seized a Saudi vessel after trespassing on the Islamic Republic’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.

‘US Had Plans to Pulverize Iran Passenger Plane in Air’

An Iranian admiral says the US warship that shot down the Iran Air Flight 655, killing all its 290 passengers and crew members back in 1988, intended to pulverize the airliner in the air.

Iran Not to Forgive Perpetrators of Attack on Iran Air Flight 655

Iran’s foreign ministry has released a statement to mark the 29th anniversary of the downing of an Iranian commercial airliner by a US Navy guided-missile cruiser back in 1988.

Boy Left Alone at Sea with Father Killed by Saudis

An Iranian fisherman was recently shot dead by Saudi coast guards in front of his son’s eyes. The son has narrated the sad story of the tragic night when he was left alone with the body of his slain dad in the middle of the sea.

Iran Urges Saudi Arabia to Free Arrested Fishermen

Iran’s Interior Ministry has urged Riyadh to release the arrested Iranian fishermen immediately.

Tehran Pursuing Saudi Arabia’s Killing of Iranian Fisherman

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says the country is looking into Saudi Arabian coast guard's killing of a local Iranian fisherman in the Persian Gulf waters.

Festival of Joint Naval Drills in Persian Gulf

Iran and China are going to hold a joint naval drill in Persian Gulf on Sunday, a couple of days after the naval forces of Qatar and the US wrapped up their three-day joint military exercise in the same body of water.

Should Iranians Worry about Killer Whale Spotted in Persian Gulf?

An Iranian environment official confirmed reports that orcas or killer whales have been sighted off the coasts of Bushehr Province, but stressed that these whales pose no threat to humans.

Iran Urges Tillerson to Study History besides Doing Oil Trade

Tehran has blasted the US Secretary of State for using a misnomer to refer to the Persian Gulf, and asked him to increase his knowledge of history.

Iranians Go Online to Teach Tillerson Correct Name of Persian Gulf

Iranians recently launched an online campaign to teach the phrase “The Persian Gulf” to the US secretary of state!

Concerts to Be Held Aboard Cruise Ships in Southern Iran

Barring administrative hiccups, Bushehr is on course to becoming the first province to hold concerts aboard cruise ships.

“Arab States’ Man-Made Islands Threatening Persian Gulf Environment”

An Iranian MP slammed construction of artificial islands by certain Arab states in the Persian Gulf as a move which threatens its environment, and called on the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to pursue and address the issue.

Let’s Turn Persian Gulf into Sea of Amity: Iran’s Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for friendship among Persian Gulf littoral states and highlighted the capability of regional countries to independently run their own affairs free from foreign interference.

Iran’s First Cruise Ship Since 1979 Completes Maiden Trip

Iran’s first cruise ship after the 1979 Islamic Revolution has reportedly completed its maiden voyage and docked in the Persian Gulf resort island of Qeshm, according to Iranian officials.

Iranian DM Urges US to Leave Persian Gulf

Iran’s defense minister has called on the US to leave the Persian Gulf and stop harassing regional countries.

Iran Working on Landmark Project to Transfer Water to Arid Areas

Iran says it is implementing a landmark project to divert water from the Gulf of Oman to its central plateau – a project that could not only address the country’s surging water crisis but could also help push ahead relevant economic plans in host regions.

IRGC Denies US Claims about Naval Incident in Persian Gulf

A commander with Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says an American warship recently drew its warning by sailing “unprofessionally” close to the force’s vessels near Iranian territorial waters.

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