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Iran Seizes Foreign Ship Carrying Smuggled Fuel

Iran has seized a vessel carrying contraband fuel in the Persian Gulf, arresting a number of its crew members.

Iran Naval Forces Start War Game in Caspian Sea

Iran’s Navy has started a massive four-day manouvre in the Caspian Sea with the purpose of boosting collective security in the region.

Iran’s Navy Says Ready to Escort ‘Adrian Darya’ Tanker

Iran’s Navy commander has voiced readiness for bringing the supertanker Adrian Darya back to home under naval escort after the government of Gibraltar released the Iranian vessel.

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.

Gibraltar to Release Iranian Tanker Soon: Sources

Sources have confirmed reports that the Iranian supertanker Grace-1 seized in Gibraltar will soon be released, apparently as a goodwill gesture by the UK to secure the release of the British oil tanker Stena Impero impounded in Iran.

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.

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.

Iran to Equip Damavand Destroyer with Vertical Launch Missiles

Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said the domestically made Damavand destroyer, which crashed into a jetty back in January last year, will return to service soon with vertical launch missiles installed on it.

IRGC Seizes Foreign Vessel in Persian Gulf for Smuggling Fuel

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has seized another foreign vessel in the Persian Gulf containing 700,000 litres of smuggled fuel, an IRGC official announced on Sunday.

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