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Antonio Guterres concerned about Persian Gulf

Antonio Guterres concerned about Persian Gulf

Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Stephane Dujarric, said that the Secretary General is following with growing concern recent incidents and hardening rhetoric in the Gulf region. In …

Iran checks US aircraft carrier with drone

Iran checks US aircraft carrier with drone

Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps successfully managed a surveillance flight over a U.S. aircraft carrier, Miami Herald reports with a reference to the semi-official Tasnim news agency. The report included footage apparently …

IRGC holds massive drone drills in Persian Gulf

IRGC holds massive drone drills in Persian Gulf

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) conducted today massive exercises, involving combat drones flying over the Persian Gulf waters. A total of 50 domestically-built versions of the U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drones and a …

Rouhani says Iran ready to improve ties with Gulf states

Rouhani says Iran ready to improve ties with Gulf states

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday (Feb 17) that Tehran wanted to establish close ties with all countries in the Middle East, where Iran has been involved in proxy wars with Saudi Arabia for decades, Channel …

US: Iran readying massive military exercise in Persian Gulf

US: Iran readying massive military exercise in Persian Gulf

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard is expected to begin a major naval exercise as soon as the next two days that could demonstrate its ability to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, the chief spokesman for US Central …

 US ship containing chemicals spotted in Persian Gulf waters

US ship containing chemicals spotted in Persian Gulf waters

The US Navy’s Cape Ray vessel has docked at the coast of one of the Persian Gulf Arab countries with the aim of transferring chemicals to parts of Iraq and Syria, a senior spokesman for the Iranian armed forces Brigadier General …

 Iranian helicopter crashes in Persian Gulf

Iranian helicopter crashes in Persian Gulf

A helicopter of the Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) which had been sent to Platform R1 to transport a worker suffering from heart attack crashed into Persian Gulf waters shortly after its take off from the platform. Death of the …

Qatar urges dialogue between Gulf states and Iran

Qatar urges dialogue between Gulf states and Iran

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani renewed a call for dialogue to end the Gulf's worst diplomatic crisis, saying his country is open to resolving the dispute over Qatar through talks without …

US urges Gulf states to unite against terrorism

US urges Gulf states to unite against terrorism

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the restoration of Gulf unity is important to the long-term effort to defeat terrorism in the region. "As you also know, following that summit, though, there was a …

 Iran accuses US of ‘provocation’ in Persian Gulf

Iran accuses US of ‘provocation’ in Persian Gulf

Iran accused the US Navy of provoking Iranian warships operating off the country’s coastline in the Persian Gulf after US forces opened fire on the vessel on July 25. "This morning, a US military ship in the north of the …

US tests laser weapons system in Persian Gulf

US tests laser weapons system in Persian Gulf

The US Navy tested the Laser Weapons System (LaWS) in the Persian Gulf, media reported. The LaWS system, which is capable of moving at the speed of light and is 50,000 times faster than the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), was …