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Iran Resurrects 50-Year-Old Destroyer To Patrol The Gulf

AP | Posted 06.11.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran says it has launched a 50-year-old destroyer on the Persian Gulf after overhauling it and rearming with modern missiles. Since 1...

Iran Launches New Warships

AP | Posted 11.28.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's state TV is showcasing additions to its Navy including a missile-launching warship around the size of a frigate. Navy official...

Iran Deploys Submarine In Persian Gulf

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Tehran has deployed one of its Russian-made submarines in the Persian Gulf, just days after the United States and more than two dozen ...

Iran Tests Missile Upgrade

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 10.04.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran claimed Saturday it has successfully test-fired an upgraded version of a short-range ballistic missile with improved accurac...

Iranian Parliament Calls For Nuclear Ships

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 07.15.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- A Iranian parliamentary committee has approved a bill requiring the government to design nuclear-powered merchant ships and provide th...

Reports: Iran Designs Nuclear Submarine

AP | Posted 08.12.2012 | World

TEHRAN , Iran -- A semiofficial Iranian news agency is reporting that the country has begun to design its first nuclear submarine. The Tuesday report...

Iran Tests Cruise Missile

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 03.03.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran test-fired a surface-to-surface cruise missile Monday in a drill its navy chief said proved Tehran was in complete control o...

Iran Reportedly Tests Medium-Range Missile

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 03.02.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's navy said Sunday it test-fired an advanced surface-to-air missile during a drill in international waters near the strategi...

Iran Claims Footage Of U.S. Aircraft Carrier In Navy Drill Zone

AP | By NASSER KARIMI | Posted 02.28.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- An Iranian surveillance plane has recorded video and photographed a U.S. aircraft carrier during Iran's ongoing navy drill near a stra...

Iran Says It Can Easily Close Key Oil Supply Route

AP | Posted 02.27.2012 | World

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI and TAREK EL-TABLAWY, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran -- The U.S. strongly warned Iran on Wednesday against closing a vital Pers...

Iran Begins Navy Drill In International Waters

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 02.23.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's navy began a 10-day drill Saturday in international waters near the strategic oil route that passes through the Strait of ...

Iran Sends Submarines To Red Sea, Highlighting Naval Power

AP | Posted 08.07.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has sent submarines to the Red Sea in the first such deployment by the country's navy in distant waters, a semi-official new...

Iran: No Hostile Intentions For Suez Canal Ships

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Iran's navy chief says Iran had "no hostile intentions" by sending two warships to the Mediterranean for the first time in mor...

Iran To Mass Produce Navy Assault Boats

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's military has opened production lines for two new types of assault boats, state television reported Monday. The announceme...

Iranian Military Plane 'Buzzes' U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A U.S. military official says the Navy had a close encounter with an Iranian surveillance plane last week in the Gulf of Oman. The...

Iran Builds Destroyer: Jamaran Is First Domestically Built Ship Of Its Kind

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — From the deck of Iran's new guided-missile destroyer, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei denied Friday that Tehran was seeking...

Iran Warns Of Tough Action Against British Sailors

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran warned on Tuesday that it will prosecute five British sailors if it is proven they had "bad intentions" when their 60-foot r...

UK Nationals In Yacht Stopped By Iranian Navy

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Iran is holding five British sailors after stopping their racing yacht in the Persian Gulf, the British government said Monday. The mov...

Crisis: U.S. In Confrontation With Iranian Ships, "On Verge Of Firing"

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In what U.S. officials called a serious provocation, Iranian boats harassed and provoked three U.S. Navy ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, thre...