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Persian Gulf

Iran raps Arab League stance on three Persian Gulf islands

The spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Kanaani, has condemned as unacceptable the clause related to the three Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf in the statement of the 33rd meeting of the Arab League leaders in Bahrain.

Cultural event held to mark Persian Gulf Day

The cultural and artistic conference of Persian Gulf National Day was held at the Azadi Tower cultural complex in Tehran on Monday morning (April 29, 2024) with Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammed Mahdi Esmaeili and a group of artists in attendance.

Iran celebrates National Persian Gulf Day

Iranians held ceremonies on Sunday to mark the National Persian Gulf Day to assert Iran's sovereignty over the body of water in south of the country and once again remind that any misnomer by any county including the Arab neighbors on the waterway or ownership claim is condemned.

Heavy flooding hits Persian Gulf states, casualties reported

The death toll from severe flooding that hit the United Arab Emirates, Oman and other Persian Gulf countries rose to almost 20, with homes and businesses across the Persian Gulf damaged by the heavy rains, and flights delayed or cancelled.

Iran deplores Arab-Russian statement on Persian Gulf islands

Tehran has refuted the contents of a joint statement from several Arab countries and Moscow over the Iranian islands of Abu Musa, the Greater Tunb and the Lesser Tunb in the Persian Gulf, describing the trio as inseparable and eternal parts of Iran’s territory.

Iranian experts contain oil pollution off Ganaveh Port along Persian Gulf

The CEO of Iran Oil Terminals Company says thanks to efforts by domestic experts, the repairing of the oil pipeline from Ganaveh coast, along the Persian Gulf, that faced some problems due to an oil leak has been successfully completed.

UAE claims on Persian Gulf trio islands flagrant violation of UN Charter: Iran mission

Iran’s permanent mission to the United Nations has dismissed as “baseless” claims by the United Arab Emirates over the three Persian Gulf islands, stressing such unfounded statements are a “flagrant violation of international law and the UN Charter.”

Iran summons Swiss chargé d’affaires to protest ‘unfounded [P]GCC-US claims”

Iran's Foreign Ministry has summoned the chargé d'affaires of Switzerland, which represents Washington’s interests in Tehran, to protest "baseless claims" leveled by the United States and the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council over the three Persian Gulf islands.

Iran rejects (P)GCC-US statement on Tehran’s nuclear program, three Persian Gulf islands

The spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry has rejected a joint statement issued by the US secretary of state and foreign ministers of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council in New York regarding Tehran’s nuclear program as well as the three “Iranian islands” in the Persian Gulf.

Iran seizes large shipment of US-made weapons in vessel off Persian Gulf

Iranian intelligence forces have confiscated a large cache of US-made weapons and other tools to be used in riots on a vessel on the southern maritime borders, a top judiciary official announced.

Iran seizes foreign tankers smuggling 1.5mn liters of fuel in Persian Gulf

Iran has seized two foreign oil tankers smuggling over 1.5 million liters of fuel in the Persian Gulf and detained the crew on board, a top commander with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced. 

Iran rejects Arab-Japanese statement over Persian Gulf islands

The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry has rejected the joint statement of the Arab-Japanese political dialogue meeting over the three Iranian Islands of Abu Musa, the Greater and Lesser Tunb.

Iran cleaning up oil spill in Genaveh, Persian Gulf

Work is under way to clean up two large stretches of oil patches off the southern Iranian port city of Genaveh in  the Persuan Gulf, head of Iran’s Environment Protection Organization said.

Former president Rouhani defends his job performance while in office

Former Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has said on X that during his presidency, Iran overtook Qatar in gas production at a joint field with the Persian Gulf country.

Kariz in Iran’s Kish Island, underground city with natural beauty and Iranian art

Kariz on Kish Island is a famous underground city that is world famous today and boasts a combination of Iranian art and the beautiful nature of the island. These features have become the reason for many domestic and foreign tourists to travel to the island in the south of Iran along the Persian Gulf. It is a city with a depth of 16 meters that dates back to 2500 years ago. The aqueduct is built with the marl mud layer at a height of 45 meters, which makes it unique on Kish Island.

Disputed gas field with Kuwait can be settled through peaceful means: Iranian diplomat

Iran believes a dispute with neighboring Kuwait surrounding a gas field in the Persian Gulf is not a big problem as Ali Asghar Khaji, a senior aide to the Iranian foreign minister says, adding the issue can be resolved given the good relations between the two countries.

Oil pipeline blast hits village in Iran’s Hormozgan, Persian Gulf

An oil pipeline blew up in a village near Bandar Khamir in southern Iranian Hormozgan Province along the Persian Gulf, in the early hours of Monday, according to local sources.

Iraq announces reward for information on missing people from Persian Gulf War

Baghdad has offered a financial reward for information on the location of burial sites for the Iraqi and Kuwaiti victims of the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War.

Oil stains spotted in Iran’s Grenaveh port city, Persian Gulf

The head of the environmental protection department in the Iranian port city of Genaveh has reported the presence of oil stains in the sea and on the coast along the Persian Gulf.

US aircraft carriers pay heed to Iran’s maritime rules in Persian Gulf: IRGC navy chief

US aircraft carriers pay heed to regulations and the warnings given by Iran's Navy when cruising in the Persian Gulf waters, IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri has said.

Saudi newspapers’ headlines on Iran FM Amirabdollahian’s visit to Riyadh

The visit of Iran's foreign minister to Saudi Arabia received widespread coverage in the kingdom’s media, including on the first page of the country's newspapers.

Saudi Crown meets Iran FM, invites President Raisi to Riyadh

Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has invited Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to visit the Kingdom.

US dispatches thousands of sailors, Marines to Middle East

The US Navy has deployed more than 3,000 sailors and Marine forces to West Asia under the pretext of protecting ships and vessels crossing the main waterways.

US considers deploying forces to commercial vessels in Persian Gulf

The United States is weighing an unprecedented step to deploy troops to commercial vessels in the Persian Gulf after Iran’s seizure of tankers in the area. Tehran says Iranian naval forces have so far seized 35 ships for violating maritime laws in the waters off the Persian Gulf.

IRGC Navy starts drills to defend island in Persian Gulf

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has begun drills simulating the defense of an island in the Persian Gulf that the United Arab Emirates lays claims to.

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