Persian Gulf


  • 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.

  • 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.