Persian Gulf


  • Zarif: Persian Gulf is a historical reality 2018-05-01 02:38

    Zarif: Persian Gulf is a historical reality

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif congratulated the National Persian Gulf Day on Monday to all those who have lived and coexisted alongside the gulf for thousands of years.

  • A view of a beach in Kish Island in the Persian Gulf 2018-04-29 19:39

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Persian Gulf National Day: Mind the marine environment

    TEHRAN — Persian Gulf National Day, April 30, is the best time to reevaluate the environmental properties and importance of this precious marine environment.

  • Southern Iranian sailors celebrate end of voyage with Razif ritual 2018-04-08 21:18

    Sailors celebrate end of voyage with Razif ritual

    Iranian sailors perform Razif ritual, a time-honored musical folk dance, while boarding a wooden launch off the coasts of Bandar-e Kong in the Persian Gulf, April 7, 2018.

  • دیدار دبیر کل دی 8 و خداحافظی سفیر آفریقای جنوبی با آقای محمد جواد ظریف وزیر امور خارجه 2018-02-21 19:04

    By Mehdi Sepahvand

    Iran-proposed security architecture taken seriously: Zarif

    MUNICH – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said his proposal for a new security architecture in the Persian Gulf region has been taken seriously “by serious people”.

  • شیرین هانتر 2018-02-07 10:21

    By Fateme Mohammadi

    Qatar crisis has affected Saudi-Turkish relationship: Georgetown Uni. prof.

    TEHRAN - According to a professor of political science at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., the United Sates lame attempts to distance Iran from the Persian Gulf states is falling through following the Qatar crisis. 

  • Persian Gulf 2018-02-07 09:30

    By Mohammad Ghaderi & Javad Heirannia

    The security complex of Persian Gulf

    In accord with Barry Buzan’s understanding of Regional Security Complex, the Persian Gulf region is itself a security complex made up of friendship and enmity between nation states, communities, and individuals.

  • Iran captures 4 trespassing fishing vessels in Arvand waterway 2018-02-05 11:26

    Iran captures 4 trespassing fishing vessels in Arvand waterway

    TEHRAN – Iranian naval guards have seized four Indian fishing vessels for trespassing on the country's territorial waters in the Arvand waterway on the mouth of the Persian Gulf. 

  • Iranian coastguard seizes 8 freighters smuggling goods in Persian Gulf 2018-01-29 19:46

    Iranian coastguard seizes 8 freighters smuggling goods in Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN – The coastguard of southwestern province of Khuzestan has confiscated eight freighters carrying smuggled goods into Iran, says Khuzestan border guard commander.

  • تیم ملی فوتبال ساحلی ایران 2018-01-24 18:08

    Amirhossein Akbari misses Persian Beach Soccer Cup

    Amirhossein Akbari will be absent in the second edition of the Persian Beach Soccer Cup.

  • Iran 2018-01-16 04:45

    By Abu Yahya Al Hassani

    What happening in Persia

    The latest unrest in Iran was not by no means worse than what happened to the country during the Shah time and later during Saddam Hussein’s ruling in Iraq.

  • Mazhari 2018-01-03 10:24

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    What makes Iran stronger than Saudi Arabia?

    TEHRAN - After the return of economic prosperity in Lebanon, Saad Hariri declared his resignation in Saudi Arabia, citing Iranian influence across the region and claiming he feared the same fate as his assassinated father if he remained leader. That was the spark that ignited the fire of war against Iran and served to remind the Lebanese of their civil war in which many lives were lost. Subsequently Hariri suspended his resignation after two weeks which prompted many questions and suspicion.

  • Ali Rejestry Ramkani 121-year-old Iranian sailor getting pension 2017-12-31 11:03

    121-year-old Iranian sailor getting pension

    TEHRAN — A 121-year-old sailor who is one of the oldest pensioners in Iran is living in Soza village, the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm.

  • Yamal ritual 2017-12-10 10:51

    Colorful Iran: Chanting Yamal in southern Iran

    Yamal is a kind of melody, which is chanted by sailors in the southern part of Iran while they are on board.

  • An Iranian artisan makes a piece of mat board. 2017-12-06 20:21

    Qeshm to host intl. mat-weaving workshop

    TEHRAN – An international workshop on professional mat-weaving skills opens today in the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm.

  • Peter Woodard Galbraith 2017-11-05 20:00

    By Zahra Sadat Khezri

    Trump confused about geography and national security strategy: ex-senator

    Peter Woodard Galbraith, a former Democratic senator from Windham County, says Donald Trump is confused about geography as he is about security strategy. In declaring in his new Iran strategy on October 13, Trump used the phrase “Arabian Gulf” rather than “Persian Gulf”.

  • A general view of the Burnt City, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, southeast Iran. 2017-11-05 09:03

    New archaeological work starts in Burnt City

    TEHRAN – The 16th archaeological season has commenced in Burnt City, a weighty UNESCO World Heritage site in southeast Iran that was thriving in the Bronze Age.

  • Two Iranian fishermen detained by Saudi forces 2017-10-30 10:28

    Two Iranian fishermen detained by Saudi forces

    TEHRAN – Saudi Arabia has detained two Iranian fishermen in the Persian Gulf, ILNA quoted a source as saying on Sunday.

  • Iran seizes two trespassing boats in Persian Gulf 2017-10-29 13:50

    Iran seizes two trespassing boats in Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN – Iranian forces on Saturday detained 16 crew members of two fishing boats in Iran's territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.

  • Persian Gulf 2017-10-25 17:52

    Art Bureau to hold cultural contest on Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN – The Art Bureau plans to organize a cultural competition on the theme of the Persian Gulf in response to U.S. President Donald Trump who distorted the name of the ancient gulf in his recent speech.

  • Shen Dingli 2017-10-24 21:26

    By Zahra Sadat Khezri

    Trump has already upset allies: Chinese professor

    TEHRAN - A Chinese university professor believes that the Trump administration has already has “upset” Washington’s allies and set a “bad precedent” by withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement and the Trans Pacific Partnership.

  • Donald Trump 2017-10-23 11:20

    By Mehrdad Pahlavani - Asia analyst  

    Trump's Iran strategy: Aims versus narratives and perceptions

    After a long-time ambiguity and many assumptions, U.S. President Donald Trump has laid out his Iran strategy to confront Tehran and renegotiate a 2015 nuclear agreement, a strategy that requires a string of big bets to pay off in short order. 

  • Persian Gulf 2017-10-15 18:31

    Cartoon exhibit puts highlight on Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN – “The Persian Gulf Forever”, an exhibition of cartoons in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s use of “Arabian Gulf” rather than “Persian Gulf” will open in Tehran’s Art Bureau today.

  • Land art adorns Hormoz beach 2017-10-14 14:40

    Land art adorns Hormoz beach

    This file photo from a collection published by IRNA on October 11, 2017 shows people viewing a land artwork created with local minerals on the beach of the southern Iranian island of Hormoz in the Persian Gulf. Veteran land artist Ahmad Nadalian established the Persian Gulf Land Artists House on the island in 2010 to teach the locals how to conserve their environment, which was being threatened by misuse of the colorful minerals of Hormoz. Photo: Mahin Bigham

  • drill 2017-10-09 20:13

    IRGC Navy holds maneuver in Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN - The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy held a military exercise in the Persian Gulf on Monday with the aim of displaying Iran’s preparedness to defend maritime borders.