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Iranian Jet Fighter Crashes Off Persian Gulf Coast

An Iranian fighter jet has crashed off the coast of Tangestan in Bushehr province, southern Iran, over “technical failure”, a local governor said.

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.

Iranian, Qatari Coast Guards to Hold Talks amid PG Tensions

The 15th joint meeting of the Coast Guard of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Qatar will be held in Tehran on Sunday, August 4, to develop field cooperation and strengthen good neighbourliness.

UAE Coast Guard Officials in Tehran for Talks amid PG Tensions

A six-member delegation of senior coast guard officials of the United Arab Emirates has arrived in Tehran for talks with Iranian officials amid recent tensions in the Persian Gulf.

Iran, Russia to Hold Joint Naval Drills in Persian Gulf

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi says Iran and Russia have agreed to conduct joint naval drills in the Persian Gulf region “in the near future.”

IRGC Tells British Warship ‘Don’t Interfere in My Operation’ (+Video)

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy released a video on Monday in which its forces warn a British warship escorting a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran Not to Compromise with Anyone on Territorial Waters: FM

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the foreign ministry will not compromise on the country’s territorial integrity with anybody, including with regard to Iran's territorial waters.

Iran Raps Europe’s ‘Hostile’ Deployment of Force to PG

Iran says the deployment of a European naval mission to the Persian Gulf would convey a “hostile message” and would fuel regional tensions.

Foreign Forces’ Presence Root Cause of Regional Tensions: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has referred to the presence of foreign forces in the region as the root cause of regional tensions and insecurity.

Oman after Resolving Oil Tankers Dispute in Persian Gulf: Iran

Iran’s ambassador to Oman says the Arab country is seeking to mediate between Iran and the UK over the recent oil tankers dispute in the Persian Gulf.

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