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“Keeping Strait of Hormuz Open Hinges on Iran’s Interests”

Iran's Navy commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi says Iranian maritime forces will continue to secure free navigation in the Strait of Hormuz, but keeping the Strait open depends on the interests of Iran.

Reopening Strait of Hormuz May Take Several Weeks: US Admiral

James Stavridis, a retired US Navy admiral and former military commander of NATO, says Iran’s threat to close the Strait of Hormuz must be taken seriously by the US, because reopening it would be a longer process than many people suspect.

“Iran-US Clashes in Persian Gulf Decreased as Americans Realized Who’s in Charge”

The spokesman for IRGC has rejected a claim by US President Donald Trump that his though stance against Iran has ended confrontations between Iranian and US forces in the Persian Gulf, saying the real reason is that the US vessels have found who is in charge in Iran’s southern waters. 

Trump’s Tweet on Iranian Boats Provocative, Showing Desire for Warmongering

US President Donald Trump has rehashed its claim that Iranian speedboats have avoided conducting patrols around American vessels in the Persian Gulf during his presidency.

US Bulk Freighter Carrying Chemicals Docks in Persian Gulf: Iran

A senior Iranian military commander says an American vessel carrying chemicals has berthed at the regional waters and plans to deliver the cargo to parts of Syria and Iraq.

Iran, Oman to Hold Joint Maritime Drill

The Iranian and Omani officials have agreed to hold a joint rescue and relief drill in the Persian Gulf in the coming days.

Iran, Pakistan Navies to Hold Joint Drills

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi has expressed hope that Iran and Pakistan navies could hold joint drills during the current Iranian calendar year.

Iran Assumes Presidency of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium

The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) 2018 kicked off in Tehran, marking the greatest military conference in Iran’s history.

Iran Not to Bow to US, Allies: Top General

Major General Mohammad Baqeri, the chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, says the country will never kowtow to the United States and its allies.

Tehran to Host Biggest Int’l Military Symposium Next Week

The Iranian capital Tehran is set to host the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS), the biggest of its kind in the country’s history.

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