Persian Gulf


  • Trump 2017-09-17 03:39

    By Hassan Nafea

    Has Trump become a leader of Arab nationalism?

    The developments of the crisis with Qatar have revealed the depth of the abyss the entire Arab world is descending into.

  • Iranian vessel turns away U.S. warship 2017-09-10 17:25

    Iranian vessel turns away U.S. warship

    TEHRAN - A rocket-bearing Iranian military vessel confronted a U.S. battleship in the Persian Gulf and warned it to stay away from a damaged Iranian fishing boat, the Tasnim news agency reported Sunday.

  • baqeri 2017-09-05 20:28

    Iran: Coordination of military patrols with U.S. ‘hilarious’

    TEHRAN – Iranian forces patrol the Persian Gulf in accordance with international regulations, the chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces has said, deriding the idea that such patrol operations or war games should be coordinated with U.S. warships coming from thousands of miles away.

  • علی فدوی فرمانده نیروی دریایی سپاه 2017-07-31 21:03

    IRGC to test new weapons in Persian Gulf drill

    TEHRAN – Real Admiral Ali Fadavi, naval commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, said on Monday new weapons will be rolled out in upcoming war drills in the Persian Gulf.  

  • Encounter with Iranian ships ‘safe and professional’, U.S. navy claims 2017-07-31 10:05

    Encounter with Iranian ships ‘safe and professional’, U.S. navy claims

    TEHRAN – The U.S. navy’s Bahrain-based fifth fleet has claimed its encounter with Iranian vessels in the Persian Gulf had been “safe and professional”.

  • USS Nimits 2017-07-29 12:13

    Iran’s IRGC: U.S. Navy helicopter bore down on boat 'provocatively'

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps navy said a U.S. Navy helicopter hovered over one of its patrol boats in the Persian Gulf on Friday afternoon, a move it called a “provocative and unprofessional”. 

  • Turkey 2017-07-26 02:51

    By Metin Gurcan

    Turkey flexing military muscle in Qatar

    One of the key agenda items during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s July 23-24 visits to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar is Turkey’s continued military presence in Qatar.

  • USS Thunderbolt 2017-07-25 18:48

    U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel: official

    TEHRAN – A U.S. Navy ship has fired warning shots toward an Iranian vessel in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, Fox News reported.

  • قایق ماهیگیری مصر 2017-07-22 18:55

    Iran seizes trespassing Saudi fishing boat in Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN – The IRGC Navy on Friday seized a Saudi fishing boat after it trespassed on Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, an official at the fisheries organization of Bushehr Province said on Saturday.

  • Croker 2017-07-17 09:01

    By Anthony Harwood

    How Saudi Arabia has slowly realized it can't play the Trump card on Qatar

    The Saudis thought they had the Trump administration, especially the Republicans, on their side

  • US navy 2017-07-16 20:05

    Iran denies shinning laser at U.S. aircraft 

    TEHRAN – The Iranian navy “categorically” denied on Sunday that it had shined laser at a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter in the Persian Gulf back in June.

  • US House of Representatives 2017-07-15 16:40

    U.S. House passes measure to negotiate sea incidents with Iran 

    TEHRAN – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday unanimously passed a measure which requires the Pentagon to consider options for negotiating an Incidents at Sea Agreement with Iran and other countries operating in the Persian Gulf.

  • Children enjoy high waves in Bandar Abbas 2017-07-11 15:46

    Children enjoy high waves

    Riding a bicycle in coasts of the Persian Gulf in the port city of Bandar Abbas, a young boy poses for a picture in the scorching summer. Temperature in summer reaches as high as 50°c in southern parts of Iran, causing outage and bringing life to a halt. ISNA/ Mostafa Chashberah

  • The upper part of a traditional badgir (wind tower) is seen in the foreground with a minaret standing tall in the historical village of Laft on Qeshm Island, southern Iran. 2017-07-07 01:55

    Laft historical mansions on path to glory

    TEHRAN – Iran’s heritage body plans to lead several restoration projects at the village of Laft on the southern Qeshm Island with the aim of bringing fifteen historical mansions and houses back to their heyday glory.

  • Iranian fishermen standing on a trailer haul in a massive net on the Caspian Sea coast, April 18, 2017. 2017-06-21 18:46

    Iran demands release of Saudi-detained fishermen

    TEHRAN – Iran’s interior minister called on Wednesday for the immediate release of three Iranian fishermen who were detained by the Saudi navy last week, saying their boasts were pushed off course by waves.

  • Chinese warships 2017-06-17 16:17

    Chinese warships join Iranian fleet in Persian Gulf

    On Thursday Chinese warships berthed at Iran’s port city of Bandar Abbas in the Persian Gulf. The Chinese flotilla consists of two warships, a support vessel and a helicopter. After a four-day stay in Iranian waters the flotilla will hold war games with Iranian warships on Sunday. ISNA/ Amirhosein Khorgooi

  • Qatar 2017-06-17 02:11

    By Ishaan Tharoor

    The crisis over Qatar highlights Trump’s foreign policy confusion

    Just last month, a White House aide told the media that President Trump's attendance at a summit of Muslim leaders in the Saudi capital had “united the entire Muslim world in a way that it really hasn’t been in many years.”

  • رکس تیلرسون وزیر خارجه آمریکا 2017-06-13 10:43

    Iran urges Tillerson to study history besides doing oil trade

    TEHRAN – Tehran on Monday criticized U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for using a misnomer to refer to the “Persian Gulf”, asking him to increase his knowledge of history.

  • Sunny, a seven-story cruise ship, makes its maiden voyage from Kish to Qeshm, two resort islands in the Persian Gulf, May 14, 2017. 2017-06-12 20:22

    Omani travelers allowed to ship own cars to Iran

    TEHRAN – Marine travels from Oman have been facilitated with providing tourists with the right to ship their own vehicles to Iran’s Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.

  • Sunny, a seven-story cruise ship, makes its maiden voyage from Kish to Qeshm, two resort islands in the Persian Gulf, May 14, 2017. 2017-05-15 18:18

    Southern coasts to tap Iran maritime tourism potential

    TEHRAN – Iran aims to take advantage of southern coasts to make the best use of its maritime tourism potential by means of developing hospitality infrastructures, diversifying sea routes, and drawing private sector investors.

  • IRGC 2017-05-12 20:41

    U.S. admits IRGC behaving professionally in Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) forces are operating safely and professionally in the Persian Gulf in interactions with U.S. ships, according to the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, published on Thursday. 

  • zarif 2017-04-30 20:47

    By Negar Asadi

    Zarif marks Persian Gulf National Day, urges co-op between littoral states

    TEHRAN – Marking the Persian Gulf National Day on Sunday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on the sea’s littoral states to cooperate with each other to address regional challenges.

  • Photo collection portrays life in Hormuz Island 2017-04-23 14:32

    Photo collection portrays life in Hormuz Island

    A photo collection depicts daily life, native community and natural sceneries of the Iranian Hormuz Island, located in the Persian Gulf, April 22 2017. Hormuz witnessed a century of occupation by the Portuguese since 1514 in the course of its vibrant history. Ruins of their military fortresses, rich traditions and natural beauties, and hospitable residents are amongst tourist attractions of the island. Sprawled about 8km off the Iranian mainland on the Strait of Hormuz, the island is covered by sedimentary rock and layers of volcanic material on its surface. The famous Venetian traveler Marco Polo twice visited Hormuz.Tehran Times / Farhad Safari

  • The exhibition “Iran. Ancient Culture Between Water and Desert” in Bonn’s Bundeskunsthalle museum shows a muscular hero wrestling with two leopards. 2017-04-18 10:38

    ‘Bronze-Age Iranian relics epitomize divine beings doing superhuman things’

    TEHRAN – A senior German archaeologist has said Bronze Age Iranian relics, which are currently on show in Bonn, demonstrate conquer of the nature’s wild forces by the means of crafting divine beings doing superhuman things.

  • jazayeri 2017-03-26 20:29

    Iran warns U.S. Navy watch its moves in Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN - Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said on Saturday that the U.S. naval forces should watch their provocative moves in the Persian Gulf region.

  • Hossein Askari 2017-03-26 15:32

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump may seek military adventure to consolidate his presidency: professor

    TEHRAN - Hossein Askari, a professor of international business at George Washington University, says Donald Trump may be seeking a military adventure in the Middle East region to “consolidate his presidency”.

  • Hossein_Askari 2017-03-17 13:01

    By Hossein Askari, Contributor Professor of Business and International Affairs at George Washington University

    Trump’s ‘Beautiful’ Deals with Arabs Will Boomerang

    President Trump has said time and again that he would bring his deal-making talents, which he claims to be second to none, to his new job as president of the United States.

  • نیروی دریایی ایران 2017-03-16 23:49

    Iran to robust presence in international waters: Navy chief  

    TEHRAN – Iran’s navy has announced it will reinforce presence in international waters in the future thanks to its improving capabilities, its commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Wednesday.

  • Usns invincible 2017-03-08 13:58

    IRGC warns U.S. of ‘irreversible consequences’ after vessel encounter

    TEHRAN – An official with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ navy said that unprofessional acts by the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf may have “irreversible consequences.”

  • The file photo shows a fishing boat in the Persian Gulf. 2017-03-04 17:26

    Iran seizes 2 Emirati boats near Kish Island over illegal fishing

    Iran has seized two dhows belonging to the United Arab Emirates off the coast of the southern Iranian island of Kish and arrested nine of its foreign crew.