Sunday, February 5, 2023

Persian Gulf

IRGC launches airport on Iran’s Greater Tunb Island

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has launched an airport on the Iranian island of Greater Tunb in the Persian Gulf.

Sheikh Qassem: Bahrain uprising ends after popular demands met

Prominent Bahraini cleric Sheikh Isa Qassem has pledged that the uprising by the people of the country will only end when they achieve their demands and objectives.

U.S. jets in UAE following Yemen attacks

U.S. F-22 fighters have arrived in the United Arab Emirates, as part of Washington’s response to the recent retaliatory missile and drone attacks by Yemeni forces.

Iran dismantles organized fuel smuggling cell in Persian Gulf

An Iranian judiciary official says an organized fuel smuggling ring operating in the Persian Gulf was identified and destroyed during a raid by naval forces of the Islamic republic of Iran.

Iran FM: Regional crises cannot be resolved through force

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says Tehran believes crises and problems in the West Asian region cannot be resolved through force, militarization and hegemony

Get to know Iran’s Maldives

Iran boasts spectacular scenery across the country. However, in the southern water of the Persian Gulf and western side of the Hormozgan Province lies an island, which has come to be known as “Iran’s Maldives”.

Persian Gulf Hosting Seagulls

During autumn, the decline in the driving heat in Iran’s south heralds the arrival of migrant guests for the people of Bushehr port.

Iranian daily calls for closure of strategic Strait of Hormuz

Iran's Keyhan newspaper has said in an editorial that closing the strategic Strait of Hormuz to countries such as the United States and some European countries is the inalienable and legal right of the Islamic Republic, and the country should not hesitate to use this legal right, and that the U.S. cannot do anything about it.

Report: Saudi king holed up for over 480 days

Reports say, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia has isolated himself in the kingdom's northwest desert for more than 480 straight days, reigniting concerns for his health while his heir, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), lies in wait for the throne.

Former Iranian ambassador to UAE hails Emirati official’s visit to Tehran

Iran’s former ambassador to the United Arab Emirates has described as highly important the recent visit of the UAE’s security chief to Tehran and the subsequent increase in the Islamic Republic’s regional power.

Saudi official arrested in France over Khashoggi murder

A Saudi diplomat accused of being involved in the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was arrested on Tuesday at a Paris airport.

Europe seeking to please US in Vienna talks: Iran

An Iranian foreign ministry official says one of the major challenges during the recent talks in Vienna has been the Europeans’ willingness to act in favor of the United States’ will.

UAE National Security Advisor to visit Iran

The United Arab Emirates’ National Security Advisor Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan will visit Tehran Monday, amid an expected thaw in the relations with Iran.

US grants Iraq waiver to import energy supplies from Iran

The US State Department has extended a sanctions waiver enabling Iraq to continue importing electricity and gas from Iran.

UAE signs deal for 80 French Rafale fighter jets

The United Arab Emirates has agreed to buy 80 French-made Rafale jets, the biggest international order ever made for the warplanes, officials stated on Friday during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the Persian Gulf Arab state.

Raisi: US sanctions not to hinder Iran cooperation with others

The Iranian president says Washington’s sanctions against the Islamic Republic will have no bearing on its cooperation with other countries.

Iranian, Kuwaiti diplomats discuss bilateral ties

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri has met with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah in Kuwait on Thursday and discussed bilateral ties and the latest regional and international developments.

Iran’s deputy FM meets top UAE officials

Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri held talks with senior Emirati officials on Wednesday during a visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), state news agency WAM reported.

Khatibzadeh: US, E3 and Arab statement on Iran not worth response

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says the statement of the self-proclaimed working group of the United States, the European Troika and the countries of the Cooperation Council on Iran is not worth a response.

Officials: Top UAE delegation to visit Iran soon

A high-level delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will visit Tehran soon as the Persian Gulf Arab state tries to reduce tensions with Tehran, senior Iranian and Persian Gulf officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

Iran newspaper: US should pay reparations, lift sanctions verifiably

The Iranian newspaper Iran which reflects the views of the government has run a report on Tehran’s policy and goals in the new round of talks in Vienna with the 4+1 group.

UAE says seeking to reduce tensions with Iran

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is taking steps to de-escalate tensions with Iran as part of a policy choice towards diplomacy and away from confrontation, a senior official in the Persian Gulf country said.

Raeisi calls for joint Iran-Turkey fight against terrorism

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raeisi has said close relations between the Islamic Republic and Turkey will benefit peace and stability in the region.

“Iran alone as world closed eyes on plight of Afghans”

An Iranian immigration official says the world has closed its eye on the realities of Afghanistan complaining that no country other than Iran is ready to admit Afghan migrants.

Iran: IAEA chief to visit Tehran soon

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the country has invited Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi to visit Tehran and is awaiting a response.

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