Monday, August 15, 2022

Persian Gulf

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.

Russian exporter says to continue military cooperation with Iran

Moscow will proceed military-technical cooperation with Tehran, strictly abiding by international law and the legislation of both nations, the director general of a Russian state arms exporter has announced.

Report: US hushed up air raids that killed dozens of civilians in Syria

The United States military has covered up two back-to-back airstrikes against purported Daesh targets that killed up to 64 women and children in Syria in 2019, a New York Times report revealed.

Russia: US ‘irresponsible policy’ root-cause of tension in ME

The tense situation in the Middle East is largely the result of Washington's irresponsible policy, Moscow says.

Iran Warns Israel about Costs of Tehran’s ‘Crushing Response’

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has warned the Israeli regime against making any anti-Iran move.

Raeisi: Iran serious about nuclear talks, sanctions must be removed

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raesi has reaffirmed Tehran’s readiness for talks aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA.

Iran’s Navy foils pirate attack on oil tanker in Gulf of Aden

An Iranian warship has repelled an attack by pirates on an oil tanker belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Gulf of Aden.

Salami: IRGC Navy has full dominance over Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz

The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has said the IRGC’s Navy has full dominance over the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz thanks to its sophisticated electronic warfare systems.

IRGC naval commander: U.S. slapped repeatedly in Persian Gulf

The commander of the Naval Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps says Americans were slapped six times in the Persian Gulf during confrontations with Iranian forces in the 1980s.

IRGC’s Navy holds drill in Persian Gulf

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy has released footage of a military drill that proves its interception capability and dominance over US and other foreign forces in the Persian Gulf.

Iran Hits Back at Israel over “False” Accusations

Iran Hits Back at Israel over “False” Accusations

Iran Berates GCC Statement on Three Persian Gulf Islands

Tehran has reacted to Statement 149 of foreign ministers of the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regarding Iran’s ownership of three Persian Gulf islands.

US sets up Persian Gulf drone task force amid tensions with Iran

The US Navy announced Thursday it has launched a new task force in the Persian Gulf incorporating drones and artificial intelligence, adding the force will rely on regional and coalition partnerships.

“Speedboat hits South Pars Platform in Persian Gulf”

Reports say a speedboat has hit Platform B in Iran’s South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf.

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