The Persian Gulf has been affected by economic, political, and industrial goals over the past centuries and its ecosystem is at the knifepoint of many environmental threats, the most important of which are oil spills and trawling.
Located in southern Iran in the Persian Gulf waters, Lavan is a small island that has now become a major point of focus for the country’s oil and gas industry.
The 5th International Conference on Persian Gulf Oceanography kicked off in Tehran on Monday.
The managing director of Customs Organization of western Hormozgan said here that since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2021) two million and 49,000 tons of goods worth two $2.775bwas exported to the southern Persian Gulf littoral countries.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf has said Iran welcomes dialogue with Persian Gulf Arab states, suggesting that Iran and these countries can even establish cooperation in areas of security and defense.
The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy said on Wednesday that Iran has intelligence supremacy in the Persian Gulf and regional waters, noting IRGC and Army forces have demonstrated the military capability of the Islamic Republic.
Stating that the security of the countries of the region is intertwined, President Raisi said in a meeting with the Emirati national security adviser that Iran supports the security of the Persian Gulf littoral states.
Recent developments in the region and especially in the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf are signs of emergence of one of the strongest navies in the world which is the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iran, Russia and China will hold joint maritime drills in the Persian Gulf around late 2021 or early 2022, Moscow’s ambassador to Tehran has said, the RIA news agency reported on Monday.
The Islamic Republic of Iran termed the security of the Persian Gulf as its “red line”, while denouncing “baseless accusations” by British government officials against Tehran over recent incidents in the regional waters.