Gulf Times - Iran
One dead as petrol protests spread in Iran

One dead as petrol protests spread in Iran

One person was killed and others injured in protests that spread across Iran on Saturday after a surprise decision to impose petrol price hikes

Iran says oil field found with 53 bn barrels of crude

Iran says oil field found with 53 bn barrels of crude

Iran has discovered a new oil field containing 53 billion barrels of crude, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday, a find that would increase Iran's proven reserves by over a third.

Iran downs unidentified drone that 'infiltrated' near Gulf coast

Iran downs unidentified drone that 'infiltrated' near Gulf coast

Iran shot down an unidentified drone that "infiltrated" near Bandar-e Mahshahr port on the Gulf coast Friday

Iran says to resume enrichment at underground plant

Iran says to resume enrichment at underground plant

President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that Iran would resume uranium enrichment at an underground plant south of Tehran in its latest step back from a troubled 2015 agreement

Iran's Khamenei renews ban on talks with US

Iran's Khamenei renews ban on talks with US

Iran will maintain its ban on talks with the United States, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday

Iran's Zarif calls on US to return to 2015 nuclear deal

Iran's Zarif calls on US to return to 2015 nuclear deal

The United States should return to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major powers, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Friday

4.6 magnitude earthquake causes material damages in two provinces west Iran

4.6 magnitude earthquake causes material damages in two provinces west Iran

An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale struck Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari and Khuzestan provinces, west Iran, causing material damages.

Pompeo says US mission is to avoid war with Iran but measures in place to deter

Pompeo says US mission is to avoid war with Iran but measures in place to deter

The United States aims to avoid war with Iran and the additional troops ordered to be deployed in the Gulf region are for ‘deterrence and defence,’ US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday.

Iran to present plan for Gulf security at UN General Assembly this week

Iran to present plan for Gulf security at UN General Assembly this week

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will present a plan for creating security in the Gulf in cooperation with other countries in the region when he attends the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week.

Iran accuses foreign forces of raising Gulf 'insecurity'

Iran accuses foreign forces of raising Gulf 'insecurity'

President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday denounced the presence of foreign forces in the Gulf and said Iran will proffer a peace plan

Somali pirates free Iranian hostage captured in 2015

Somali pirates free Iranian hostage captured in 2015

An Iranian man held by Somali pirates for more than four years was flown to Ethiopia's capital Saturday after his captors released him because he needed urgent medical care.

Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran's foreign minister on Saturday denounced renewed US sanctions against its central bank as an attempt to deny ordinary Iranians access to food and medicine, and said the move was a sign of US desperation.