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IRAN POLITICS: Iran’s Missile Boat Warns Off US Warship in Sea of Oman

IRAN POLITICS: Iran’s Missile Boat Warns Off US Warship in Sea of Oman

“The American warship left the area with a warning and the announcement of the Falakhan missile boat’s timely presence in the region,” the statement said.

Iran’s naval patrols and US warships have been engaged in a series of face-offs in the Persian Gulf in recent months, where Washington has accused Iranian vessels of “harassing” American warships.

“The Persian Gulf belongs to the Islamic Republic and regional Muslim countries and the presence of US forces, as a foreign country in this region, is defensive and out of fear,” said IRGC Navy chief Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi.

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USA POLITICS: Senator Bob Corker to Halt Arms Sales to Saudi-Led States Until Qatar Dispute Resolved

USA POLITICS: Senator Bob Corker to Halt Arms Sales to Saudi-Led States Until Qatar Dispute Resolved

US Congressman Republican Senator Bob Corker is on a congressional group that reviews arms deals before they can go ahead.

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YEMEN: Iran Boosts Weapons Supply To Yemen’s Houthis

YEMEN: Iran Boosts Weapons Supply To Yemen’s Houthis

Omani Foreign Minister Yousef bin Alwi said: “No weapons have crossed our border and we are ready to clarify any suspicions if they arise.”

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OMAN: Court Jails Journalists, Closes Down Azamn Newspaper

OMAN: Court Jails Journalists, Closes Down Azamn Newspaper

Ibrahim al-Mamari, editor-in-chief Azamn, and deputy and managing editor Youssef al-Balushi, were jailed for 3 years and fined 3,000 rials ($7,800) each.

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SAUDI ARABIA: The Gulf Arab State Promises Germany 200 Mosques, One For Every 100 Refugees

SAUDI ARABIA: The Gulf Arab State Promises Germany 200 Mosques, One For Every 100 Refugees

Syria richer Gulf neighbours have been accused of not doing their fair share in the humanitarian crisis, with Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, UAE. Read more.

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