Iran’s Deterrence Power Kept US from Taking Action: Top General

A senior Iranian military commander says the country’s deterrence power kept Washington from taking any action after Iran shot down an American unmanned aerial vehicle.

Zeroing Out Iran’s Oil Exports to Threaten Safety of Int’l Waterways: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says international waterways will not be as safe as before if Iran’s oil exports are zeroed out.

Zarif Warns US against Any ‘Miscalculation’ in Persian Gulf

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif cautions the United States against attempting to form a naval coalition against Iran under the guise of ensuring maritime security in the Persian Gulf.

Fate of UK Tanker Not Linked to Gibraltar’s Release of Iranian Tanker: Tehran

Iran's Foreign MInistry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says the fate of the 'offending' British oil tanker Stena Impero, which is impounded in Iran, is not at all related to the recent move by Gibraltar to release the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya (formerly Grace-1).

Seven Arab States Plus Iran Can Ensure Security of Persian Gulf: IRGC

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Navy Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri says the 7+1 countries of the Persian Gulf are capable of securing the strategic body of water, and there is no need for the presence of foreign troops.

Yemeni Army Attacks Largest Saudi Oilfield with 10 Drones

Yemeni forces have conducted attacks on an oil field affiliated to Saudi Aramco in the east of the kingdom in retaliation for Riyadh’s war on their country, al-Masirah TV reports.

Iran Says Will Pump Oil from East of Hormuz Strait by 2021

Iranian officials say oil exports from the east of the Strait of Hormuz, where over 30 percent of the global seaborne oil traffic is handled, will be possible by early 2021 thanks to a major pipeline project which aims to pump crude to the eastern end of the waterway.

Iran Warns of Crushing Response to Any Aggression

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi says the Islamic Republic will give a rapid and crushing response to any act of aggression, reiterating that Iran’s military capabilities are for defence.

Iran Says Israel Can’t Ensure Its Own Security, Let Alone Persian Gulf’s

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has suggested that the Israeli regime cannot even ensure its own security in the region, let alone the safety of navigation in the Persian Gulf.

FM Zarif Warns US about Triggering Arms Race in Mideast

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned against an arms race in the Middle East, saying recent US weapons sales have turned the Persian Gulf region into a "tinderbox ready to blow up".

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