EghtesadOnline: Persian Gulf countries' cold response to Iran's regional initiatives has its roots in deep-seated mistrust, Tehran's tense relations with the United States and the influence of Saudi Arabia in the Arab world, says a political analyst.
EghtesadOnline: Increased pressure on Iran from the US and the UK will escalate tensions in the Persian Gulf, the Russian Embassy in London warned on Friday.
EghtesadOnline: Visits by Iran's chief diplomat to Persian Gulf states are in line with the country's policy of engaging constructively with regional countries, a senior official said, adding that foreign presence undermines peace and security in the Middle East.
EghtesadOnline: In line with plans to boost gas output from South Pars Gas Field in the Persian Gulf, the third offshore deck of SP Phase 23 was shipped Wednesday to its designated location, the deputy in charge of developing phases 22-24 said.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif chided the United States for transforming the Persian Gulf into a "tinderbox" with its massive arms sales to regional allies.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif traveled to Doha on Monday to meet Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and his counterpart amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf.
EghtesadOnline: The presence of military forces in the Persian Gulf from countries outside the region would be considered a source of insecurity by Iran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, in reference to the United States' proposed maritime security mission in the strategic waters.
EghtesadOnline: Iran sees Israel’s possible participation in a proposed US-led force in the Persian Gulf as a “clear threat” to its security and reserves the right to take action against such a menacing move, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
EghtesadOnline: Iran welcomes any initiative by regional countries to foster cooperation and improve peace and security, Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson said, amid signs of willingness by Persian Gulf Arab states to pursue rapprochement.
EghtesadOnline: Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Persian Gulf to purportedly protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel.