Persian Gulf

Rouhani urges to form Gulf Coalition for Hope

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani invited regional countries to join a "Coalition for Hope" in the Persian Gulf in which he said they would pledge non-aggression and non-interference in one another's affairs. …

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US coalition to begin patrolling Gulf in November

An international maritime coalition led by the United States plans to begin patrolling the Persian Gulf in November this year. 55 ships will participate in the mission, Kyodo informs with the reference to a source familiar with this …

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Saudi Arabia joins US-led maritime coalition

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it joined a U.S.-led coalition to secure the Mideast’s waterways amid threats from Iran after an attack targeting its crucial oil industry, The Globe and Mail reports. The kingdom’s decision to …

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Iran develops gas field in Persian Gulf

Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the deal reached between two government-owned firms, Pars Oil and Gas Company and PetroPars, to develop the Balal field would be the first of many, Hindustan Times reports.  Two Iranian …

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Iran seizes tugboat in Persian Gulf

Iran’s coast guard seized a foreign tugboat and detained its 12 Filipino crew members on suspicion of smuggling fuel in the Persian Gulf, Washington Examiner reports. Iranian state television said the tugboat was carrying nearly 284,000 …

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British warship deployed to the Gulf - media

  A Royal Navy warship has set sail to join a US-led taskforce to protect merchant ships from Iranian forces in the Gulf. Type-23 frigate HMS Kent left Portsmouth Naval Base to take over duties in the Strait of …

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IRGC: Iran can detain any ship, it wants to

The commander of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) navy Alireza Tangsiri has said Iran will assure the security of the Strait of Hormuz as long as it is able to export oil. Tangsiri in an interview with …

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