Regional States, Not Outsiders, Responsible for PG Security: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the security of Persian Gulf must be ensured by its littoral states, not foreign forces whose presence brings nothing but insecurity.

US Bid to Build Maritime Coalition ‘Dangerous’: Rouhani

The Iranian president says the United States' plan to create a naval coalition in the strategic Strait of Hormuz south of Iran is a dangerous move.

Downing of US Spy Drone Proof of Iran’s Advanced Defensive Capability

The recent downing of the US’ Global Hawk spy drone by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is evidence of Iran’s advanced defensive capability, says an Iran-based Turkish journalist.

Extra-Regional Presence to Make Persian Gulf Insecure: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the presence of ultra-regional forces in the Persian Gulf will only disrupt security and stability in the region.

Israeli Presence in US-Led Coalition ‘Clear Threat’ to Iran’s Security

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says the possible Israeli presence in a self-proclaimed US-led military coalition in the Persian Gulf is a clear threat to Iran’s national security, and the country reserves the right to counter it.

US-Led Persian Gulf Mission to Sow Insecurity in Region: Iran DM

Iran’s defence minister says the presence of foreign forces in the region, especially a US-led coalition which Washington purports would seek to beef up maritime security in the Strait of Hormuz, will only result in insecurity and instability.

Tehran Condemns Bahraini Regime’s Anti-Iran Moves

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has condemned the Bahraini government’s moves against Tehran, including its recent hosting of an anti-Iran summit on maritime security.

Rouhani Says War with Iran ‘Mother of All Wars’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that any war against the country will be the “mother of all wars”, as peace with Iran will be “mother of all peace”.

Iran Declares ‘Classified’ Deal with Russian Navy

The commander of Iran’s Navy says Iranian and Russian armed forces have signed a "classified" deal to expand cooperation through a series of projects, one of which will be joint military drills in the Persian Gulf before the end of the year.

Iraq Says Has Nothing to Do with Vessel Seized by Iran

Iraq’s oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran’s IRGC in the Persian Gulf for smuggling fuel, a report said.

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