The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Thursday held offensive-combat drone exercises in the Persian Gulf, involving dozens of RQ-170 stealth unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that Iran has manufactured based on a model of a US Sentinel drone it captured unharmed in 2011.
Iran will start bunkering operations at a newly-built ship fueling terminal on the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm by next month, the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) said Wednesday.
Qatar said on Saturday it remained committed to the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council but the bloc needed to enforce its own rules better, signaling a reformed alliance could help end a row between Doha and some of its neighbors.
A recent report has disclosed that a Persian Gulf kingdom wanted to purchase Israeli-made unmanned aerial vehicles several years ago amid reports that a number of Arab countries are dramatically warming up their relations with the Tel Aviv regime after secret contacts.
An Israeli cabinet minister said on Monday he had been invited to attend a conference next year in Bahrain, in what he described as part of Israel’s emerging relations with Arab and Muslim countries that do not formally recognize it.