Persian Gulf


  • 20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran 2020-08-12 00:07

    By Afshin Majlesi

    20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran

    If you ask foreign visitors to Iran about the most characteristic future they discovered during excursions in the ancient land, the most possible answers may be somewhat like these: “It is the friendliest country on Earth with loads of warm-hearted welcome!”; “It is the jewel in Islam’s crown in terms of architecture”; “Being home to fascinating cultural heritage sites”; or “a land where echoes of ancient civilizations still resonate down through the ages!”

  • Iran bans trawling in Persian Gulf 2020-08-03 20:00

    Iran bans trawling in Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) has banned any trawling in the Persian Gulf, ISNA quoted Ahmad Reza Lahijanzadeh, deputy chief of the DOE for the marine environment, as saying on Monday.

  • Anatoly Tsyganok 2020-08-01 18:33

    Russian expert calls IRGC drills in Persian Gulf a warning to enemies

    TEHRAN - Anatoly Tsyganok, the head of the Russian Center for Political-Military Studies, said on Saturday that recent drills by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps in the Persian Gulf was a serious warning to the enemies of Iran, especially the United States.

  • IRGC 2020-07-28 16:02

    IRGC fires long-range ballistic missiles in war game

    Iran stages war games in Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has fired long-range ballistic missiles capable of destroying hostile vessels during a war game in southern Iran.

  • Polina Aniftou 2020-07-25 13:44

    By Javad Heirannia

    Identity plays central role in Persian Gulf states’ foreign policy: expert

    TEHRAN - Polina Aniftou, a Ph.D. candidate of Iranian foreign policy, says the identity is the label affixed to this territory and has played a central role both in attempting to understand Persian Gulf states’ foreign policy and in the useful planning for national and international policies.

  • ظریف 2020-07-19 19:12

    Zarif delivers message to Saudi Arabia from Baghdad: report

    TEHRAN - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reportedly delivered a message from Iran to the Persian Gulf states while visiting Iraq on Sunday, according to a report published by an Iraqi news agency. 

  • Qeshm Island 2020-07-10 23:40

    15 natural sites in Qeshm Island demarcated

    TEHRAN – Fifteen natural sites in southern Qeshm Island were demarcated, CHTN quoted Mostafa Purali, a senior official with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, as saying on Thursday.

  • Kish Island 2020-07-05 20:00

    Some 3,000 tourism workers in Kish lose job over coronavirus outbreak 

    TEHRAN – Some 3,000 tourism workers in Kish Island have lost their jobs temporarily as the coronavirus has nearly closed down all travel hotspots across the Persian Gulf island, ILNA reported. 

  • Foreign Ministry 2020-07-03 17:07

    Tehran: U.S. shot down Iranian airplane ‘deliberately’ in 1988

    TEHRAN — The Persian Gulf has long witnessed U.S. crimes in the region, Iran’s Foreign Ministry has said, adding that the U.S. deliberately shot down an Iranian airplane 32 years ago and killed 290 on board in 1988.

  • In memory of Iran Air Flight 655 victims 2020-07-03 12:42

    In memory of Iran Air Flight 655 victims

    On July 3, 1988, the USS Vincennes of the United States Navy fired missiles at an Iran Air Airbus A300B2 which was flying over the Strait of Hormuz from the port city of Bandar Abbas to Dubai, carrying 274 passengers and 16 crew members.

  • A conference, chaired by Vali Teymouri, the deputy tourism minister, brings together deputy ministers from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Intelligence, and the Ministry of Transport and Urban Development along with representatives from the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, discussing health protocols needed to resume foreign tourist arrivals amid pandemic, on July 1, 2020. 2020-07-02 00:16

    Iran setting rules to resume foreign tourist arrivals amid pandemic

    TEHRAN – The ministries of tourism and health in close collaboration with several other government bodies are defining a series of rules for admitting foreign travelers to the country amid a standstill in the global tourism industry caused mainly by the coronavirus.

  • Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali-Asghar Mounesan stands in front of an Achaemenid-era (c. 550-330) bas-relief carving in an undated photo.  2020-06-22 18:24

    Iran ready to facilitate arrival of Afghan medical travelers: minister

    TEHRAN – Iran is considering to make it easier for the Afghan nationals who are willing to visit the neighboring country for medical purposes, tourism minister has said.

  • Ancient customs house being restored in southern Iran 2020-06-19 22:18

    Ancient customs house being restored in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – The ruins of an ancient customs house, which was once one the busiest and most prosperous in its heyday, is being restored during an urgent rehabilitation project on the northern coasts of the Persian Gulf, southern Iran.

  • Asian Youth Para Games 2020-06-17 15:33

    Bahrain awarded 2021 Asian Youth Para Games

    TEHRAN – Bahrain has been awarded the right to host the fourth edition of the Asian Youth Para Games.

  • Ulyanov 2020-06-08 18:07

    Russian envoy says nothing ‘positive’ in maximum pressure on Iran

    TEHRAN — Russia’s permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations maintains that Washington’s maximum pressure policy on Iran has increased tensions in the Persian Gulf and caused reduced commitments of Tehran under the Iran nuclear deal.

  • An undated photo depicts foreign travelers trekking across the Dasht-e-Lut, a barren landscape of shifting sands and wind-hewn dunes, in central Iran. 2020-06-05 20:19

    Coronavirus: Iran preparing to reopen doors to foreign travelers

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism ministry has forecast that the country will start hosting foreign travelers as of mid-summer with the priority given to travelers from the neighboring countries.

  • Qeshm Geopark could lose UNESCO tag 2020-05-29 21:59

    Qeshm Geopark could lose UNESCO tag

    TEHRAN – Iran’s southern Qeshm Geopark could lose its UNESCO status due to years of large-scale shrimp hatchery operations that could be referred to as an example of environmental mismanagement in the country.

  • Persian Gulf Cooperation Council and its internal crises 2020-05-29 18:57

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Persian Gulf Cooperation Council and its internal crises

    The Persian Gulf Cooperation Council nowadays, instead of focusing on ‘cooperation’, has turned into a hotbed of tension among Arab countries.

  • Amir Hatami 2020-05-29 17:51

    It was ‘strategic mistake’ to allow U.S. enter the region, Iran’s defense chief says

    TEHRAN – Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Friday that neighbors made a “strategic mistake” by allowing the United States to enter the region.

  • Newly-hatched baby turtles make their ways to the Persian Gulf  2020-05-29 15:15

    photo: Asghar Besharati

    Newly-hatched baby turtles make their ways to the Persian Gulf 

    Photo collection depicts newly-hatched babies of hawksbill sea turtles making its ways from the coastline of Iran’s southern Qeshm Island into the warm waters of the Persian Gulf, May 26, 2020.  The hawksbill sea turtles are endangered worldwide. Their appearance is similar to that of other marine turtles. In general, it has a flattened body shape, a protective carapace, and flipper-like limbs adapted for swimming in the open ocean.

  • Persian Gulf 2020-05-20 21:19

    Iran says its navy will regularly operate in Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN – An Iranian military official has said that the Iranian navy will maintain regular missions in the Persian Gulf.

  • historical ceramics 2020-05-09 19:30

    Siraf to launch historical ceramics data bank 

    TEHRAN – Siraf Port in the southwestern province of Bushehr will establish a data bank on fragments of historical ceramics and pottery discovered through excavations, CHTN reported.

  • Normalization 2020-05-09 11:34

    Which Arab rulers trying hard to remain in power via appeasing Israel?

    Certain Arab rulers, mainly along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf, have resorted to propagating a series of fake historical fables to pave the ground better than ever to normalize relations with Israel to enjoy more supports by the Tel Aviv and its western allies, ignoring the Palestinian cause and even their own people's viewpoints.  

  • Mikhail Ulyanov 2020-05-08 17:53

    Russia says U.S. nuclear deal exit has deteriorated Persian Gulf security

    TEHRAN - Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, has said that the United States’ withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, has deteriorated security in the Persian Gulf region.

  • Sabah Zangeneh 2020-05-06 16:42

    U.S. is an uninvited guest in region: expert

    TEHRAN - International affairs expert Sabah Zanganeh has said that the United States is an “uninvited guest” in the Persian Gulf region and any incident will be harmful to it.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2020-05-04 19:18

    U.S. military presence endangers regional security, Iran says

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry reiterated on Monday that the presence of U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf endangers regional security and also disrupts shipping in the strategic waterway.

  • Tangsiri 2020-05-02 00:45

    Iran had warned U.S. to leave its theater: IRGC Navy

    TEHRAN - Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy, has said that Iran had warned the U.S. forces to leave its theater.

  • Persian Gulf 2020-05-01 17:03

    By Javad Heirannia

    How to maintain peace in Persian Gulf region

    TEHRAN – The presence of foreign forces in the Persian Gulf has caused regional security efforts to secure the interests of these powers.

  • Persian Gulf 2020-04-29 18:47

    By Morteza Rahmani

    Persian Gulf: From rich history to security depth

    TEHRAN– Iran is celebrating the Persian Gulf National Day, which marks the anniversary of the expulsion of colonial and foreign forces from the strategic water body in 1622.

  • islands 2020-04-29 18:11

    Iran to build houses on Persian Gulf islands

    Persian Gulf islands to be turned into residential areas: Iranian admiral

    TEHRAN — The Iranian islands of the Persian Gulf will be turned into residential areas, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Chief Alireza Tangsiri announced on Wednesday.