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Iran-Iraq Ferry Service Resumes

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Transport has that the ferry between Al-Ashar Quay on the banks of the Shatt al-Arab in Basra and the Iranian port of Khorramshahr has resumed after a three-year suspension. Forty-six passengers travelled on the first service on Saturday. The Director of the General Company for Maritime Transport, Abdul […]

Iran Unveils New Multiple Warhead Ballistic Missile

New long-range ballistic missile that Iran’s Defense Ministry has manufactured for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was unveiled in a military parade in Tehran on Friday. The large ballistic missile, named after Iran’s southwestern city of Khorramshahr that bore the brunt of an Iraqi surprise attack in the 1980s, was put on display on […]

Russian Shipbuilder signs $1bn Contract for Oil Rigs

Russian shipbuilder Krasnye Barrikady has signed a contract with Iran to build offshore drilling rigs for use on Iran’s section of the Persian Gulf shelf, a report said. Russia’s Krasnye Barrikady has inked a near $1 billion contract with Iran’s Tasdid Offshore Development Company, Sputnik reported on Saturday. It was signed during a recent ceremony […]

Iran ‘Creating own Jebel Ali in South’

Iran is planning to create a major free trade zone (FTZ) on its southwestern border areas with Iraq, reminiscent of the hugely successful Jebel Ali trade hub in the United Arab Emirates. The Arvand FTZ covers an area of more than 37,400 hectares, including Abadan, Khorramshahr, Minoo Island and the Shalamchech border crossing to Iraq. […]