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Iran builds first research vessel

The first Iranian-made research vessel was launched in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, IRIB reported. The vessel, which weighs 900 tons, can sail for 45 days and travel 3000 nautical miles in the Persian Gulf, northern parts of …

Iranian navy repels pirates' attack

Iranian Navy's 44th flotilla of warships repulsed pirates' massive attack on one of the country's cargo vessels in free waters after fierce clashes. A sum of 11 pirate boats attacked an Iranian cargo ship in Bab al-Mandab …

Iran threatens to shoot down US Navy spy planes - media

Iran reportedly threatened to shoot down two US Navy spy planes as they flew over international waters in the Persian Gulf this weekend. US defense officials told Fox News a Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft and a EP-3 Eries were warned if …

Iran to produce oil in South Pars by March 2017

The CEO of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Ali Kardor  announced that the country will begin oil production in an oil field of the massive offshore South Pars by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, …

US fires warning shots at Iranian vessel

A US Navy patrol craft fired three warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boat Wednesday, CNN reported. At one point, the Iranian boat came within 200 yards of one of the US Navy boats. When it failed to leave the area …

Iran ready for oil swap with Caspian sea neighbors

An official with the Iranian Oil Terminals Company (IOTC) said Iran can swap up to 120,000 b/d of crude oil with its northern neighbors at North Oil Terminal. A local IOTC official in the city of northern city of Neka, Hamid …

Food jars of Sassanid dynasty uncovered in Persian Gulf

Iranian archaeologists have retrieved pottery pieces and other artifacts dating back to the epoch of the ancient Persian Sassanid dynasty from the bottom of the Persian Gulf during excavations, the Mehr news agency reports. …

Iranian ferryboat goes missing in Persian Gulf

An Iranian ferryboat has gone missing in stormy weather in the Persian Gulf. The merchant vessel had left Dubai two days earlier and was heading for Genaveh Port in Iran's Bushehr Province, Tasnim news agency reports. The director …

Iran sends first tanker of oil to Europe

Iran has sent the first tanker of oil to Europe. It was reported that the Swiss commodity trader Glencore loaded 80,000 tons of oil onto a hired tanker in the Persian Gulf. Earlier, Tehran reported that it intended to sell 300,000 …