Iran Oil Tanker Forced to Seek Repairs in Saudi Port
An Iranian tanker was forced to seek repairs at a Saudi port after suffering "engine failure and loss of control", the Iranian oil ministry's SHANA news agency reported Thursday.
Qatar Says Tightening Iran Sanctions Harms Oil Consuming Nations
Qatar, which hosts the largest U.S. air base in the Middle East, has spoken out against Washington’s decision to block all exports of Iranian oil, saying unilateral sanctions were unwise because they hurt the countries that rely on the supplies.
Iran Wants 'Good' Relations with Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain
Iran said Wednesday it hopes to have good relations with arch-rival Saudi Arabia and its allies, and called for an end to their bitter dispute with Gulf neighbour Qatar.
Iran Says It will Keep Exporting Oil despite U.S. Pressure
Iran will continue to export oil despite U.S. pressure aimed at reducing the country's crude shipments to zero, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.
Iran Guard Monitors US Aircraft Carrier with Drone
Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard successfully managed a surveillance flight over a U.S. aircraft carrier, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported Saturday.
Iranian Foreign Ministry: Tehran will not Forget Saudi Arabia and Bahrain's Supporting Stances for Sanctions on Iran's Oil Exports
Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that Iran and its people will not forget stances of Saudi Arabian and Bahraini governments in these historic circumstances.
Saudi Arabia Executes 37 Men Including Cleric who had Preached for Peace between Sunnis and Shiites: British Website
A British website said that among the 37 men executed in Saudi Arabia over "Terrorism Offences" was a religious leader who had preached for peace between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.
Bahrain Welcomes US Decision on Iranian Oil Sanctions
Bahrain News Agency said that Bahrain has welcomed the decision of the US decision regarding the sanctions on importers of Iranian oil.
U.S. Urges Iran to Keep Strait of Hormuz Open
The United States called on Iran to keep the straits of Hormuz and Bab al-Mandab open, a State Department official said on Tuesday after the United States a day earlier demanded that Iran oil buyers halt their purchases by May 1.
Secretary of State Says No Grace Period after May 1 End to Iran Oil Waivers
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States is not extending any waivers exempting importers of Iranian oil from U.S. sanctions and there will be no grace period for those economies to comply.
Tehran Says Manama and Riyadh Stances Prove their Limited Understanding about Region's Reality
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Bahram Ghasemi said that awkward and unwise stances of Saudi and Bahraini officials towards designation of Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization prove that they have a limited understanding about realities and developments of the region.
Iraq Says U.S. Decision on Iran's Guards Could have Negative Repercussions
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday that Washington's decision to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group "could have negative repercussions on Iraq and the region".
In Unprecedented Move, U.S. Names Iran's Revolutionary Guards a Terrorist Group
President Donald Trump said on Monday he would name Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, in an unprecedented step that drew Iranian condemnation and raised concerns about retaliatory attacks on U.S. forces.
Bahrain Welcomes U.S. Blacklisting of Iran Revolutionary Guards
Bahrain's Foreign Ministry on Monday welcomed the U.S. decision to designate Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization.
Gulf Arabs, Europeans, Iran Reject U.S. Recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli
U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights united Washington’s Arab allies and their regional foe Iran in condemnation on Tuesday.
U.S. Grants Iraq 90-Day Waiver To Buy Iranian Energy: State Dept.
The United States granted Iraq a 90-day waiver exempting it from sanctions to buy energy from Iran, a State Department official said on Wednesday, the latest extension allowing Baghdad to keep purchasing electricity from its neighbor.
Trade Ties in Focus as Iran's Rouhani Begins Iraq Visit
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sharply criticised U.S. military intervention in the Middle East on Monday as he began a first official visit to Iraq, aimed at shoring up Tehran's influence and expanding trade ties.
Iranian Navy Thwarts Pirate Attack on Oil Tanker: State TV
Iranian naval forces intervened to repel pirates who attacked an Iranian oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden, state television reported on Friday.
If Qatar Doesn’t Return to its Senses, We Don’t Need It: Bahraini FM
Bahrain's Foreign Minister, Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, attacked Qatar again in a statement made to an Emirati newspaper on the sidelines of the meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi.
Despite Popular Criticism, Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee Supports Bahrain's Participation in Warsaw Conference
The Foreign Affairs, Defense and National Security Committee of the House of Representatives issued a statement on the participation of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the conference entitled, “Peace and Security in the Middle East”, which was held in Warsaw at the invitation of the United States of America over two a two-day period with the participation of more than 60 countries.