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Persian Gulf

Iran Calls Successive Maritime Incidents in Sea of Oman ‘Suspicious’

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has described as totally suspicious the reports of successive security incidents involving vessels in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, warning against any effort to create a vicious atmosphere to pursue certain political goals.

Zarif Meets Omani Counterpart in Tehran on His Last Day in Office

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with his Omani counterpart Badr Al Busaidi, who is in Tehran to attend the inauguration ceremony of Iran's president-elect.

Iran Inaugurates Major Pipeline to Bypass Strait of Hormuz for Oil Exports

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has officially inaugurated the first phase of the 1,000-kilometre oil pipeline connecting Goreh in the west of Persian Gulf to Jask in its east, making Iran independent of the Strait of Hormuz for oil exports.

Iran Calls on US, European Vessels to Leave Persian Gulf

Commander of the Naval Force of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi has called for foreign vessels to leave the Persian Gulf region.

Iran’s Biggest Navy Ship Kharg Catches Fire, Sinks in Sea of Oman

The Iranian navy's biggest vessel caught fire and later sank in the Sea of Oman early Wednesday.

Israeli-Owned Ship Attacked near UAE’s Fujairah Port

The Israeli-owned cargo ship Hyperion has been attacked near the shores of the Fujairah emirate of the United Arab Emirates.

Iran Opens Several Major Water Desalination Projects

Several major projects to transfer water from the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman to central and eastern Iran have got off the ground.

Iran to Build‌ Its Largest Oceanic Port in Sea of Oman: Minister

Iran is to construct an oceanic port in the Sea of Oman where the country’s largest oil terminal will be built.

Persian Gulf Needs Dialogue, Cooperation: Iran’s Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on an official trip to the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, says the Persian Gulf region requires dialogue and cooperation.

Iranian Army Ground Force to Hold Drills Along Oman Sea Coasts

The Iranian Army Ground Force has geared up to stage a military exercise along the Makran coasts of the Sea of Oman, southeast of Iran.

Iranian Navy Starts War Games in Strategic Southern Waters

The Iranian Navy on Wednesday took delivery of a forward base ship and a corvette as it started a military exercise in Iran’s southern waters.

Makran Forward Base Ship Joins Iran’s Navy Fleet

The Iranian forward base ship Makran joined the country’s naval fleet on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, upon the order of Major General Mohammad Baqeri, the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces.

IRGC Unveils Underground Missile Base in Persian Gulf

Chief-Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami has unveiled an underground missile base of the IRGC Navy in the coasts of Persian Gulf.

Iran Says Seizure of South Korean Vessel ‘A Completely Technical Issue’

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the South Korean vessel has been seized because it was polluting the water.

Iranian Diplomat Visits Qatar to Discuss ‘Threats’ in Persian Gulf

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi has held talks with top Qatari officials in a visit to Doha amid reports of the US deployment of several bombers and other advanced military equipment in the region.

Iran’s Kish Island: A Unique Tourist Wonder

Picturesque Kish Island is, in fact, one of the towns of Lengeh Port in southern Iranian Hormozgan province.

Iran Puts into Service Phase One of Major Desalination Project

Iran has inaugurated a project to transfer water from the Persian Gulf to desert areas on the country’s central plateau, supply the arid areas with desalinated water.

Iran in Photos: Greek Ship of Kish Island

A Greek ship that has been beached on the coast of Kish Island, southern Iran, more than 50 years ago is now a main tourist attraction of the region.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Shif Island

Shif Island, formerly known as the Island of Sheikh Sa’d, is a Persian Gulf island located 12 km away from the city of Bushehr in southern Iran.

Iran to Start Transferring Persian Gulf Water to Desert Areas

The Iranian president says a project will come on line on Thursday to desalinate sea water from Persian Gulf and supply it to arid areas across the country, especially in the central Iran.

Iran’s UN Envoy Stresses Sovereignty over Trio of Persian Islands

The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations has reiterated the country’s sovereignty over three Persian Gulf islands, saying those territories have always been and will always remain Iranian.

Iran FM Discusses Persian Gulf Situation in UNSC Speech

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has delivered a speech to the UN Security Council on the situation in Persian Gulf.

Gargoor: A Basket Fish Trap Made in Southern Iran

Gargoor-weaving is one of the popular handicrafts in Bushehr province in southern Iran, as most of the people in the coastal region make ends meet by catching fish.

Iran Opposed to Europe’s Military Presence in Persian Gulf: Araqchi

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi has expressed Iran's opposition to any foreign military presence in the Persian Gulf region, including the presence of European forces.

Iran Rejects UAE Claims, Reasserts Sovereignty over Trio Persian Gulf Islands

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has dismissed the claims raised by the foreign minister of the UAE on three Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf, saying such “groundless” comments would not change anything about Iran’s sovereignty over the trio islands.

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