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Iranian Navy in 'unsafe' intercept of US destroyer: Official

Four Iranian military vessels sped close to two US Navy guided missile destroyers with their weapons uncovered in the Strait of Hormuz in an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter between the longtime foes, American defense officials have said.

US sailors divulged sensitive information while held by Iran: Navy

US sailors divulged sensitive information while held by Iran: Navy

U.S. sailors who blundered into Iranian waters in January divulged sensitive information to their captors while held at gunpoint by Iran`s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a U.S. Navy report said on Thursday.

Iranian Navy test fires rockets near US aircraft carrier

Iranian Navy test fires rockets near US aircraft carrier

The Iranian Navy test fired several rockets near three Western warships including the USS Harry S Truman aircraft carrier last week, a US military official said Tuesday.

Iran tests torpedo, cruise missiles

The Iranian Navy has successfully tested its latest torpedo and cruise missiles on the sixth day of massive military exercises code-named Muhammad Rasulullah (PBUH) in the southern part of the country.

China says wants closer military ties with Iran

China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defence minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming Beijing`s diplomatic links with Tehran despite controversy over its nuclear plans.

Iranian Navy to launch new destroyer

The destroyer, called "Shaheed Bayandor", will officially join the Iranian naval fleet by next month, Xinhua cited Press TV as saying.

Iranian Navy to expand presence to South Pole

The Iranian navy is planning to extend its presence in international waters near the South Pole, Navy chief Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said.

Iranian Navy saves Singaporean ship from pirates

The Iranian Navy has saved a Singaporean merchant ship from pirates while it was crossing the Bab-el-Mandeb strait in the Red Sea.

Iranian Navy saves US vessel from pirates

In line with international efforts against piracy, Iran`s Navy has been conducting anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008.

Iranian Navy sends submarines to Red Sea

Iran has sent submarines to the Red Sea in the first such deployment by the country`s navy in distant waters.

Iranian Navy rescues supertanker from Somali pirates

Iran`s anti-piracy forces have rescued an Iranian oil supertanker that was attacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, a media report said.

Yacht with UK nationals stopped by Iranian navy

Britain`s Foreign Office says that a racing yacht carrying five UK nationals has been stopped by Iranian naval vessels, and they are now in Iran.