Friday, June 14, 2024

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.

US dispatching Marines, more warships to ME amid rising tension with Iran

The United States is sending marines and additional warships to Middle Eastern waters amid rising tensions with Iran, the military announced Thursday.

Footage: Iranian Navy aircraft monitor extra-regional warships in Persian Gulf

Iran’s national television shows footage of Navy aircraft conducting surveillance patrols over extra-regional warships sailing in the Persian Gulf.

US can’t threaten Iran by military deployment: Defense minister

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani has shrugged off the US’ decision to dispatch a new fleet of fighter jets and a navy destroyer to the Persian Gulf. He stressed that Iran is projecting power in the region and beyond without feeling any threat.

Iran says formally protested Russia’s stance on 3 Persian Gulf islands

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani says that Tehran has formally protested to Moscow about its recent joint statement with the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) regarding three Iranian islands.

Iran Parliament chief warns Russia ‘not to promote West plot to destabilize Persian Gulf’

The Iranian Parliament Speaker cautions Russia not to promote a Western agenda to destabilize the Persian Gulf region, Moscow joined voice with the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council to question Iranian sovereignty over three islands in the region.

Iran very sensitive to claims about three Persian Gulf islands: Army commander

Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, the commander-in-chief of Iran’s Army, says the country is very sensitive to claims made about its three islands in the Persian Gulf, to which the United Arab Emirates lays claims.

Iran daily: Govt. must revise ties with Russia after ‘betrayal’

An Iranian daily lashes out the government for what it describes as failure to show a befitting reaction to Russia’s “back-stabbing,” after Moscow supported a territorial claim by the United Arab Emirates to the three Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf.

Iranian MP says Russia “made a mistake” over Persian Gulf islands

An Iranian lawmaker says Russia made a mistake in signing a statement of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council that questioned Iran’s sovereignty on the three islands of the Lesser Tunb, the Greater Tunb and Abu Mousa in the Persian Gulf.

IRGC foils US attempt to help fuel smugglers in Persian Gulf 

A commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps says the IRGC’s naval forces have seized a foreign oil tanker carrying one million liters of smuggled fuel in the Persian Gulf.

“Bahamian-flagged oil tanker collides with Iranian vessel, flees scene in Persian Gulf “

Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization says a Bahamian-flagged oil tanker collided with an Iranian vessel off the country’s southern coast and fled into Oman’s territorial waters as Iranian officials sought to seize the tanker for the wrongdoing.

Saudi Arabia announces huge investment deals at Arab-China summit

Saudi Arabia has announced billions of dollars in investment deals between Beijing and the Arab world on the first day of the China-Arab business conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

China says supporting regional plans to form naval alliance

China announced it will work for the establishment of security and stability in the region and that it favors plans for a regional maritime alliance.

Navy chief: Iran will soon form alliance with Saudi Arabia, other regional states

The Iranian Navy chief says the Islamic Republic will soon establish a maritime coalition with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other states to help strengthen peace and stability in the neighborhood.

UAE announces withdrawal from US-led maritime bloc

The United Arab Emirates pulled out from a US-led Middle East maritime security coalition two months ago after evaluating its security relationships, the Persian Gulf state announced on Wednesday.

IRGC Navy chief: Iran has so far seized 35 ships in southern waters

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Navy says Iranian naval forces have so far seized 35 ships for violations of maritime law in the waters of the country’s southern coasts.

Iran to US: Vessel seizures in Persian Gulf meant to confront maritime law violations

Iran dismisses “baseless” claims by the US that its vessel seizures endanger maritime security in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, saying the recent confiscations were aimed at confronting violations of maritime law.

IRGC Navy in full command of Persian Gulf: Commander

Alireza Tangsiri, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy, says the force is in full command of the Persian Gulf area.

Iran’s top general calls for regional cooperation in Persian Gulf

A top Iranian general has called for closer military ties among regional countries aimed at establishing security in the Strait of Hormuz, the Sea of Oman and the northwest of the Indian Ocean.

Iran’s Navy seizes foreign ship after it collided with Iranian vessel in Persian Gulf

Iran’s Navy has seized a foreign ship in the Persian Gulf following a collision that left two Iranians missing.

Iran says its Navy detected, warned off advanced US submarine in Persian Gulf

Admiral Shahram Irani, the commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy, says Iranian naval forces detected and warned off the USS Florida submarine as it was attempting to cross the Hurmuz Strait in the Persian Gulf in stealth mode.

Iranian cargo ship rescues 11 tourists aboard vessel lacking safety standards in Persian Gulf

An Iranian cargo ship goes to the rescue of 11 tourists aboard a vessel lacking safety that was sailing the waters off the country’s southern coast in the Persian Gulf region.

Disabled war veteran hoists Iranian flag underwater on Islamic Republic Day

A disabled veteran of Iran’s defense campaign against the Iraqi army under ex-dictator Saddam Hussein during the 1980s war has hoisted a national flag at the bottom of the sea to commemorate the Islamic Republic Day.

Iran says Iraq’s using fake name for Persian Gulf not to change realities

Iran once again protested Iraqi authorities' use of a fake name for the Persian Gulf. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson has said misnaming the body of water contradicts the principle of good neighborliness and the friendly nature of bilateral ties. 

UN official document orders staff to say “Persian Gulf”

Former Iranian diplomat Seyyed Hossein Mousavian has posted on its Twitter account an image of an official UN document which tells all staff to use the name “Persian Gulf” instead of other fake words including “Gulf”.

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