Persian Gulf

  • Iran said on Monday that it is on track to create a new oil terminal on Persian Gulf that would open a new export route for its crude and allow tankers to bypass the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

  • Iran's President received the German Chancellor for the first time, discussing further cooperation, ways to preserve Iran Nuclear Deal and deescalating tensions in the region.

  • Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Shahrouz Barzegar said "The presence of the Iranian president in America may convey the message that we have come to America but we are not willing to negotiate with U.S.

  • The British ambassador to Tehran, said that problems in the Persian Gulf region can be solved though discussion and agreement.

  • Fighter jets of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have taken part in joint aerial drills over the Persian Gulf waters ahead of a massive parade slated for Sunday.

  • A Professor in Global Thought and Comparative Philosophies at SOAS, University of London believes that the only way to resolve tensions in Persian Gulf is to institutionalise a culture of diplomacy - regional forums that are geared to trust-building, cultural exchanges, economic dialogue and security empathy.

  • Iran says it will continue to maintain the 2015 nuclear deal, saying the agreement is unchangeable.

  • China Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that China supports all efforts made to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and that the issues concerning the JCPOA were reviewed in G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France.

  • The head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards navy Alireza Tangsiri said to ILNA news agency that the presence of America and Britain in the Persian Gulf region brings insecurity.

  • The executive director and a principal research scientist at MIT's Center for International Studies John Tirman told ILNA news agency that US presence in the Persian Gulf is not necessary; but this presence can cause misunderstanding and miscalculation and ignite a war in the region.