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Defense intel chief says Iran doesn't want war despite tanker seizures in Strait of Hormuz

The military's intelligence chief said Iran does not want war with the U.S. despite its seizure of British tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, escalating tensions ...

Defense intel chief says Iran doesn't want war despite tanker seizures in Strait of Hormuz

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Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats tried to seize British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz, senior US defense official says Five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Wednesday but backed off after a British warship approached, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News....
18:39, 07/11/2019

After Iran Seizes Oil Tanker, UK Warns Ships To Avoid Hormuz Strait London on Saturday advised British ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz for "an interim period" following Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker....
14:39, 07/20/2019

Iran Says It Seized British Oil Tanker, Escalating Tensions in Strait of Hormuz (WASHINGTON) — Iran said Friday it seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, a fresh escalation in confrontations in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in tensions between Tehran and the West. The website of IranR...
22:00, 07/19/2019

UK, allies work on safe passage after Iran seized tanker in Strait of Hormuz Britain called Iran’s seizure of a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz an “act of state piracy” and said it was joining with European allies to ensure safe passage in the international waterway as the first images emerged Mond...
04:39, 07/23/2019

Iran says it helped oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz amid concerns surrounding missing UAE vessel Iran’s Foreign Ministry has said the Islamic Republic helped an unnamed vessel that suffered a technical malfunction in the Strait of Hormuz amid U.S. concerns that Tehran seized an oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates in the area....
17:13, 07/17/2019

Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz; denies Trump’s claim that drone was brought down  The latest incident comes as tensions rise again in the Persian Gulf, a month after Trump threatened to attack Iran for destroying an American drone....
01:26, 07/20/2019

Oil tanker goes missing in Strait of Hormuz A Panama-flagged oil tanker based in the United Arab Emirates appeared switch off its transponder in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday and has not been heard from since, according to ship-tracking data....
23:26, 07/16/2019

Latest on tanker attacks south of the Strait of Hormuz Iran has rejected U.S. accusations that it was to blame for attacks on two tankers on Thursday south of the Strait of Hormuz after the incident raised concerns about a new confrontation in the Gulf, a vital oil shipping route....
14:52, 06/14/2019

Australia to join U.S.-led defense effort in Strait of Hormuz Australia has agreed to a request from the United States to join a coalition of countries protecting oil tankers and cargo ships from threats posed by Iran in the Straits of Hormuz, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday....
03:26, 08/21/2019

Australia says it will join U.S.-led defense effort in Strait of Hormuz Australia will join the United States in a coalition of countries protecting oil tankers and cargo ships from threats posed by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday....
04:39, 08/21/2019

Oil rises 0.3% on US economic data, Strait of Hormuz tanker dispute Oil prices inched up on Friday and posted weekly gains, boosted by upbeat U.S. economic data and concerns over the safety of oil transport around the Strait of Hormuz....
17:00, 07/27/2019

UAE oil tanker missing in Strait of Hormuz after drifting into Iranian waters An oil tanker traveling through the tiny strip of water located in the mouth of the Persian Gulf stop transmitting its location more than two years ago when it drifted into Iranian waters....
14:39, 07/16/2019

UPDATE 7-Oil up on U.S. economic data, Strait of Hormuz tanker dispute * Weak global fuel demand, macroeconomic outlooks weigh (New throughout, updates prices, market activity and comments; changes byline, dateline, previous LONDON)...
20:00, 07/26/2019

Factbox: Latest on tanker attacks south of Strait of Hormuz Here is the latest from Reuters on attacks on two tankers on Thursday south of the Strait of Hormuz, through which almost a fifth of the world's oil is shipped:...
17:13, 06/13/2019

Iranian boats 'attempted to impede' British oil tanker in strait of Hormuz UK government spokesman says three Iranian boats were warned off by HMS Montrose, but Tehran denies involvementThree Iranian boats have “attempted to impede” a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday, further deepening tensions in the vital shipp...
07:39, 07/11/2019

Royal Navy to escort British ships through Strait of Hormuz after tanker seizure The British government announced Wednesday that the Royal Navy will provide escort for British-flagged ships traveling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-linked tanker....
07:39, 07/26/2019

Defense Ministry: South Korea examining options to protect ships in Hormuz Strait South Korea is looking into "various options" to protect ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz, though no decision has been made on whether to contribute troops to the U.S.-led initiative, the defense ministry said...
12:26, 07/29/2019

Owner of Japanese oil tanker attacked in Strait of Hormuz says its crew saw Iranian naval vessel nearby TOKYO (AP) — Owner of Japanese oil tanker attacked in Strait of Hormuz says its crew saw Iranian naval vessel nearby....
07:00, 06/14/2019

Tension rises between Britain and Iran over tit-for-tat tanker seizures DRAMATIC AUDIO, VIDEO: Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has released video showing its seizure of the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero for allegedly “violating international maritime rules and regulations.”...
20:13, 07/22/2019

Iran Denies the U.S. Destroyed a Drone in the Strait of Hormuz (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran is denying a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the strategic Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi tweeted on Friday: “We have not lost any drone in the Strait...
11:52, 07/19/2019

British tankers seized by Iran in Strait of Hormuz UK officials said two tankers were seized by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz Friday — a British vessel and a Liberian-flagged ship – bringing escalating tensions between Tehran and the West in the region closer to the boiling point...
23:13, 07/19/2019

Iran denies that US shot down its drone in the Strait of Hormuz Iran on Friday denied that the United States took down one of their drones in the Strait of Hormuz, as President Trump had said hours earlier. “We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else,” Deputy Foreign Minister...
11:00, 07/19/2019

Iran vows to secure Strait of Hormuz, urges diplomacy Iran will secure the Strait of Hormuz and not allow any disturbance in shipping in the key oil transport waterway, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday during a visit to Paris, the state new agency IRNA reported....
23:52, 07/23/2019

Iran Seizes Two Vessels, Escalating Tensions in Strait of Hormuz, U.K. Says (LONDON) — Britain’s foreign secretary said Iranian authorities seized two vessels Friday in the Strait of Hormuz, actions signaling an escalation in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in tensions between Tehran and the W...
22:39, 07/19/2019

Iran says if it decides to block Strait of Hormuz, it will do it 'publicly': Fars Iran's military denied on Monday being behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, and said if it decided to block Strait of Hormuz, a vital gateway in the Gulf for the oil industry, it will do it publicly....
17:39, 06/18/2019

Trump: If Iran blocks the Strait of Hormuz, 'it's not going to be closed for long' The president blames Iran for this week's attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman but doesn't say how the administration will respond....
16:13, 06/14/2019

US reportedly eyeing Iran after attack on two tankers near the Strait of Hormuz The Trump administration was quick to blame Iran Thursday after a pair of Japanese-owned tankers were attacked Thursday near the Strait of Hormuz — a charge the Islamic Republic quickly denied. A US defense official, without citing evidence, told CBS...
18:52, 06/13/2019

Kuwait looks at Iran's threats to block Strait of Hormuz 'with concern' Kuwait is looking at Iranian threats to block the Strait of Hormuz with concern, the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Sunday quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah as saying....
01:00, 04/29/2019

Iran seizes two British-linked tankers in Strait of Hormuz The Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced Friday that they seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the same region where the United States says one of its ships shot down an Iranian drone earlier this week....
06:00, 07/20/2019

Iran says it is in charge of security of Strait of Hormuz: state radio Iran said on Friday it was responsible for maintaining the security of the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf, state radio reported, adding that blaming Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman was alarming....
08:00, 06/14/2019

Exclusive: U.S. commander says he could send carrier into Strait of Hormuz despite Iran tensions The commander overseeing U.S. naval forces in the Middle East told Reuters on Thursday that American intelligence showing a threat from Iran will not prevent him from sending an aircraft carrier through the vital Strait of Hormuz, if needed....
05:00, 05/10/2019

Iran Denies Claim That U.S. Military Destroyed Drone in the Strait of Hormuz The government of Iran has denied reports that the U.S. shot down an Iranian drone this week in the Strait of Hormuz, contradicting claims by the U.S. military and President Donald Trump that an enemy drone had been destroyed.Read more......
19:26, 07/19/2019

UK Navy to escort tankers through Strait of Hormuz amid Iran crisis The UK Royal Navy will now accompany British-flagged oil tankers through the Strait of Hormuz, the British Ministry of Defense said in a statement Thursday....
17:52, 07/25/2019

UK's Royal Navy might not have the ships required to safeguard Strait of Hormuz from Iran The United Kingdom is planning an ambitious joint operation with European partners to help secure shipping through the strategically crucial Strait of Hormuz even though it might not have the ships needed....
08:39, 07/25/2019

US admiral says allies to do the heavy lifting protecting ships from Iran in the Strait of Hormuz The U.S. Navy's protection mission in the Strait of Hormuz will apply strictly to American shipping while regional partners will shoulder most of the responsibilities in the region, according to a Navy admiral....
05:39, 08/01/2019

The Strait of Hormuz Is at the Center of Iran Tensions Again. Here’s How the Narrow Waterway Gained Wide Importance The Strait of Hormuz is only 21 miles wide at its narrowest point, but it’s once again the biggest waterway in the news headlines, after Iran seized a British oil tanker in what is widely regarded as the world’s most strategically importa...
03:00, 07/24/2019

'A form of extortion': Iran to charge foreign ships a toll to cross Strait of Hormuz Iran is planning to charge foreign ships a toll in exchange for "protection" across the Strait of Hormuz, a key trade route and a flashpoint in the escalating dispute between the United States and the Islamic Republic....
03:39, 07/09/2019

UK navy to escort British-flagged vessels through Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran Sources tell Sky News that the British Department of Transport is asking the shipping industry to alert the government of its travel plans in the gulf region....
18:39, 07/25/2019

Iran in complete control of waters north of Strait of Hormuz: Revolutionary Guards commander A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday that Guards and regular Iranian military forces had complete control of Gulf waters north of the Strait of Hormuz, according to the semi-official Fars news agency....
22:26, 05/22/2019

British Navy escorts oil tankers through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran threatens revenge for ship seizure The British Navy has escorted at least two ships through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran threatened revenge against the United Kingdom for its seizure of an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar....
05:13, 07/11/2019

Australia’s Qantas reroutes flights away from Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman after Iran shot down US military drone DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Australia’s Qantas reroutes flights away from Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman after Iran shot down US military drone....
10:13, 06/21/2019

Iran's Revolutionary Guard forces seize British ship in Strait of Hormuz, escalating tensions Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a British ship in the Strait of Hormuz, adding to escalating tensions between Tehran and the U.S.        ...
03:13, 07/20/2019

Iran's defense minister says Britain's seizure of oil tanker was threatening act Britain's seizing of an Iranian oil tanker last week was a threatening act that will not be tolerated, Iran's Defence Minister Amir Hatami said on Monday in a speech broadcast live on state television....
11:13, 07/08/2019

US ‘may have brought down’ second Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz ​A US military commander said a Navy ship may have downed a second Iranian drone last week in the Strait of Hormuz. ​”​As always it was a complex tactical picture, we believe two drones. We believe two drones were successfully ​- there may have...
21:00, 07/23/2019

Strait of Hormuz: the world's most important oil artery Iran's ambassador to Britain warned against escalating tensions on Sunday, a day ahead of an expected response from the UK which could include fresh sanctions on Tehran or other steps after its seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker....
19:13, 07/22/2019

Britain Says It Will Escort All UK Vessels Through Hormuz Strait A British warship will accompany British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz to defend freedom of navigation, a change in policy after the government previously said it did not have the......
17:13, 07/25/2019

UK joins US in Strait of Hormuz naval mission Britain says it will join a US-led mission to protect merchant vessels in the Strait of Hormuz. Germany has rejected joining the mission, which comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the West....
21:00, 08/05/2019

UK says rightly concerned about protecting goods in Strait of Hormuz Britain is rightly concerned about protecting its goods in the Strait of Hormuz, defence minister Penny Mordaunt said on Thursday following tensions with Iran over the passage of vessels in the Gulf....
10:39, 07/18/2019

Pompeo: U.S. will 'guarantee freedom of navigation' in Strait of Hormuz U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the United States is willing to take necessary measures against Iran to ensure safe passage in the Strait of Hormuz....
19:52, 06/16/2019

The Strait of Hormuz: The world's most important oil choke point Following a number of oil tanker blasts in the Gulf of Oman, tensions between the United States and Iran are rising further. DW takes a closer look at what role the Strait of Hormuz plays for global oil supplies....
12:52, 06/14/2019

US shoots down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz, Trump says A US Navy ship downed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz Thursday after its operators ignored warnings to change course, President Trump announced. The ship, the USS Boxer, was on a routine patrol when the drone approached within 1,000 yards, h...
04:13, 07/19/2019

UN urges independent probe in Strait of Hormuz crisis UN chief Antonio Guterres has called on all actors in the region to "avoid a major confrontation." The US and UK have accused Iran of attacking tankers transiting through the Persian Gulf....
14:26, 06/15/2019

Second UK warship arrives to guard ships in strait of Hormuz Amid growing regional tension, destroyer HMS Duncan will accompany commercial vesselsA second UK warship has arrived in the Gulf to protect British commercial ships amid heightened tensions in the region, the Ministry of Defence has said.The type 45 ...
23:26, 07/28/2019

Germany will not join U.S.-led mission in Strait of Hormuz: Maas Germany will not participate in a U.S.-led naval mission to secure the Strait of Hormuz, close to Iran, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday....
18:26, 07/31/2019

Australia's Qantas directs flights away from Strait of Hormuz Australia's flag carrier, Qantas Airways Ltd, said on Friday that its flights over the Middle East would avoid the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman following the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone in the region....
10:00, 06/21/2019

Trump: US 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz President Donald Trump has said the US Navy shot down an Iranian drone after a ship took "defensive action." Earlier, Iran said it had seized a foreign oil tanker, accusing it of smuggling oil in the Persian Gulf....
02:39, 07/19/2019

Germany will not join US naval mission in Strait of Hormuz Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Germany will not be taking part in a US-led naval mission to secure oil tanker ships sailing near Iran. The move comes after Washington formally urged Berlin to join the mission....
19:39, 07/31/2019

Germany 'has not offered' to join U.S.-led mission for Strait of Hormuz Germany has not offered to join a U.S.-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz as it wants to calm tensions with Iran, a government spokeswoman said on Wednesday, while the defense minister suggested a final decision had not yet been taken....
18:26, 07/31/2019

Qatar 'cautiously following' recent developments in Strait of Hormuz Qatar said on Sunday it was "cautiously following" recent developments in the Strait of Hormuz and incidents affecting regional and international shipping lines....
22:13, 07/21/2019

In change, Britain says it will escort all UK vessels through Hormuz Strait A British warship will accompany British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz to defend freedom of navigation, a change in policy after the government previously said it did not have the military resources to do so....
16:39, 07/25/2019

U.K. Joins U.S.-Led Effort to Protect Ships in Strait of Hormuz Tensions between Britain and Iran have risen since Iran seized a tanker in July. Monday’s decision was an acknowledgment that British efforts to create a European-led task force have proved difficult....
06:13, 08/06/2019

Britain says won't compromise on freedom of navigation in Strait of Hormuz There cannot be compromise on freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz and Britain can work with the United States on its approach to the issue despite their differing views on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt sa...
19:13, 07/22/2019

Britain begins escorting all UK vessels through Hormuz Strait Britain has started sending a warship to accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, a change in policy announced on Thursday after the government previously said it did not have resources to do so....
20:52, 07/25/2019

Factbox: Strait of Hormuz: the world's most important oil artery Iran's ambassador to Britain warned against escalating tensions on Sunday, a day ahead of an expected response from the UK which could include fresh sanctions on Tehran or other steps after its seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker....
16:52, 07/21/2019

Factbox: Strait of Hormuz - the world's most important oil artery Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two Saudi oil tankers were among vessels targeted in a "sabotage attack" off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, condemning it as an attempt to undermine the security of global crude supplies....
14:26, 05/13/2019

US formally asks Germany to 'help secure' Strait of Hormuz The US wants Germany to take part in a UK-proposed, European-led naval mission to protect ships sailing near Iran. German politicians were less than thrilled by the initiative, which aims to "combat Iranian aggression."...
22:26, 07/30/2019

Australia Is Third Country to Join U.S. in Patrolling Strait of Hormuz “This is about freedom of shipping,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who denied that Australia was helping the United States put pressure on Iran....
09:52, 08/21/2019

USS Boxer shoots down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz President Donald Trump said the U.S. Navy "destroyed" an Iranian drone that came within 1,000 yards of a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday....
22:39, 07/18/2019

US warship may have downed second Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz, officials say U.S. officials believe not one but two Iranian drones were downed by a U.S. warship transiting the Strait of Hormuz last week, Fox News confirmed Tuesday....
12:39, 07/24/2019

Ships urged to alert navies before sailing through Strait of Hormuz Shipping associations have called on ship owners to inform Britain's navy of their movements before sailing into the Middle East Gulf and Strait of Hormuz because of the escalating international crisis in the region....
20:13, 07/22/2019

U.S. military says surveillance aircraft monitoring situation in Strait of Hormuz The U.S. military said on Friday that unarmed surveillance aircraft were in international airspace, monitoring the Strait of Hormuz and had been in contact with U.S. ships in the area as Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers....
02:00, 07/20/2019

Opinion: Strait of Hormuz crisis a political dead-end for Germany The past few days have highlighted a key shortcoming in Germany's foreign policy. Berlin's response to the Iran crisis shows the country's limited ability to act on the world stage, says DW's Christian F. Trippe....
19:39, 07/31/2019

German minister: We will not join U.S.-led naval mission in Strait of Hormuz German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Monday reiterated that Germany would not join a U.S.-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz, adding that Berlin favored a European mission but warned it was rather difficult to make progress on that....
15:26, 08/05/2019

Trump says US warship has destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz US president calls on other countries to condemn Iran Move comes amid heightened tensions between countriesThe US has said that one of its warships brought down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, amid heightened tensions between the two countr...
06:13, 07/19/2019

Britain planning maritime mission to protect Strait of Hormuz Britain plans to join a European-led maritime mission to protect ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz days after Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Monday....
01:00, 07/23/2019

Dutch carrier KLM says its planes will not fly over Strait of Hormuz due to shooting down of US drone THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch carrier KLM says its planes will not fly over Strait of Hormuz due to shooting down of US drone....
10:13, 06/21/2019

'Risk of war' persists in Strait of Hormuz crisis, Germany's Maas says The German foreign minister said all parties "must do everything to make sure it does not come to this." Iran has dismissed claims it attacked two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, triggering a crisis in the waterway....
18:52, 06/19/2019

Trump told U.S. defense chief: no war with Iran: N.Y. Times U.S. President Donald Trump has told his acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, he does not want to go to war with Iran, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing unidentified administration officials....
22:00, 05/16/2019

German government divided over joining Strait of Hormuz naval mission Germany's coalition government is split over whether to contribute to the UK's proposed mission to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz. The Social Democrats say military options would only escalate the conflict....
23:13, 07/29/2019

Saudi Airlines shift flights away from Gulf of Oman, Strait of Hormuz Saudi Arabian Airlines has altered the path of its international flights away from the Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya said on Sunday, citing its own correspondent....
01:26, 06/23/2019

U.K. and European Allies to Form ‘Maritime Protection Mission’ in Strait of Hormuz (LONDON) — Britain announced plans Monday to develop and deploy a Europe-led “maritime protection mission” to safeguard shipping in the vital Strait of Hormuz in light of Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the water...
20:39, 07/22/2019

South Korea to send naval unit to Strait of Hormuz: newspaper South Korea plans to join a U.S.-led maritime force in the Middle East by sending a naval unit, which includes a destroyer, to help guard oil tankers sailing through the Strait of Hormuz, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday....
06:39, 07/29/2019

Saudi Oil Minister Stops By, India Expresses Concern Over Strait Of Hormuz India on Thursday expressed concern over developments in the Strait of Hormuz impacting movement of crude oil and LNG tankers, and sought the world's top oil exporter Saudi Arabia's active role in......
19:13, 07/25/2019

US official tells AP that US drone was shot down by an Iranian missile in international airspace over Strait of Hormuz DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US official tells AP that US drone was shot down by an Iranian missile in international airspace over Strait of Hormuz....
09:00, 06/20/2019

German airline Lufthansa says planes won’t fly over Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman after shooting down of US drone BERLIN (AP) — German airline Lufthansa says planes won’t fly over Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman after shooting down of US drone....
11:00, 06/21/2019

UK recommends all British-flagged ships adopt a heightened security state in the Strait of Hormuz: Sky Britain has recommended all British-flagged ships go to a heightened state of security in the Strait of Hormuz, Sky News reported on Thursday, citing unnamed maritime industry sources....
16:52, 07/11/2019

US Navy drone shot down by Iranian missile over Strait of Hormuz in 'unprovoked attack,' central command says U.S. military officials returned fire -- verbally -- hours after Iran blasted a Navy high-altitude drone out of the sky over the Strait of Hormuz, with U.S. Central Command leaders on Thursday slamming the "unprovoked" strike and Tehran's subsequent ...
22:13, 06/20/2019

Donald Trump says US warship destroyed Iranian drone after it came within 'threatening distance' in the Strait of Hormuz Donald Trump says a US warship has destroyed an Iranian drone that had come within 1,000 yards of the ship in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries....
22:26, 07/18/2019

Strait of Hormuz incident: Jeremy Hunt 'extremely concerned' over Iranian seizure of two oil tankers in Gulf UK-registered Stena Impero was seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the Strait of Hormuz Second seized oil tanker, the Liberia-flagged Mesdar, was later allowed to continue voyage Incident follows on from recent heightened tensions in the Gul...
02:00, 07/20/2019

Iran tanker seizure latest: Theresa May to chair Cobra meeting after British tanker seized Theresa May will chair a meeting of the Government's emergency committee Cobra on Monday after Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Persian Gulf....
23:52, 07/21/2019

-Mamata Banerjee Doesnt Accept Me As PM, Acknowledges Pak PM-: PM Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is insulting the Constitution by saying that she is not ready to accept him as the prime minister of the......
11:52, 05/09/2019

Iran tanker seizure: Jeremy Hunt vows British shipping 'must and will be' be protected after tanker is boarded Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has vowed British shipping "must and will be protected" following the seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz....
21:26, 07/20/2019

Iran tanker heads to Greece after release, Iran warns U.S against seizure attempt An Iranian tanker headed through the Mediterranean toward Greece on Monday after it was released from detention off Gibraltar, and Tehran said that any at U.S. move to seize the vessel again would have "heavy consequences"....
11:39, 08/19/2019

British claim about Iran trying to stop oil tanker is worthless: Iran foreign minister Britain's claim that Iran tried to stop one of their oil tankers in the Gulf on Wednesday is worthless, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday, according to the semi-official Fars news agency....
10:00, 07/11/2019

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that drove up oil prices and raised concerns about a new U.S.-Iranian confrontation, but Tehran bluntly denied the allegation....
08:00, 06/14/2019

Iran tanker in standoff with West heads to Greece, Iran warns U.S. An Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West was sailing to Greece on Monday after leaving Gibraltar, and Iran warned against any U.S. move to seize the vessel after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain it....
10:00, 08/19/2019

Iran’s U.N. Mission says Iran “categorically rejects” U.S. claims it was responsible for latest oil tanker incidents UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s U.N. Mission says Iran “categorically rejects” U.S. claims it was responsible for latest oil tanker incidents....
01:52, 06/14/2019

Huckabee on Iran tanker attacks: 'Ridiculous' to believe Iran 'had nothing to do with it' It was absurd for the Iranian government to claim they were not involved in attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East region, according to Mike Huckabee....
03:52, 06/15/2019

Dem senators slam Ratcliffe's nomination for intel chief Sen. Chris Murphy on Monday dismissed Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the next director of national intelligence, as a “television character” who is an “inappropriate choice” for the historically nonpartisan ...
23:13, 07/29/2019

Congress clamors for more intel on Iran The Trump administration is working to organize an all-senators briefing on a “credible” threat to U.S. interests by Iran, Senate Majority Whip John Thune said Thursday, amid broad bipartisan demands for more information on the president’s approach.S...
22:52, 05/16/2019

Trump considering replacing Dan Coats as intel chief, holding meetings to discuss possible replacements President Trump is considering replacing Dan Coats as director of national intelligence and is holding informal meetings with potential candidates, national security sources told Fox News....
21:00, 07/12/2019

Intel’s Mobileye chief bemoans tweaking of AI, talks up MaaS, moving beyond LIDAR Amnon Shashua, head of Intel's Mobileye division, is charged with transforming the chip giant into a service provider for autonomous fleets of robo-taxi. Shashua spoke with ZDNet about the two phases of autonomous mobility, and the shortcomings of to...
20:00, 05/14/2019

Dunford: Intel indicated Iran was mounting a ‘campaign’ against US IRAN THREAT EXPLAINED: Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford revealed yesterday that he was the driving force behind the recent U.S. deployments to the Persian Gulf region, which he recommended after reviewing intelligence that indicated an omino...
13:52, 05/30/2019

Iran tanker seizure: Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warns Iran on 'dangerous path' after two ships seized Tanker Stena Impero seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard in guerrilla-style attack Second vessel, the British-operated Mesdar, seized and later released Ministers preparing "considered and robust" response, says No10 Donald Trump says Iran's actions...
11:13, 07/20/2019

Iran observes all U.S. ships in Gulf region: Iran navy chief Iran observes all U.S. ships in the Gulf region and has an archive of images of their daily movements, the head of Iran's navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said on Tuesday, according to the Young Journalists Club news site....
10:26, 07/23/2019

‘I get the same intel:’ Iran threat exaggerated by GOP hawks, Rep. Gallego says "What I saw was a lot of misinterpretation and wanting conflict coming from the administration and intelligence community," the Arizona Democrat said after receiving a classified briefing....
01:00, 05/19/2019

US official: Intel indicates Iran moved missiles by boat WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says intelligence information that prompted the Pentagon to send an aircraft carrier and Air Force bombers to the Middle East included indications that Iran had moved short-range ballistic missiles aboard boats in or...
23:26, 05/07/2019

Iranian IRGC boats tried, failed to seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf, senior US defense official says Five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday but backed off after a British warship approached, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News....
04:00, 07/11/2019

Intel briefings do little to calm partisan divide on confronting Iran DIVIDED WE STAND: There was little evidence that any minds were changed by yesterday’s closed-door briefings on Capitol Hill, in which Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan laid out the intelligence that prompte...
14:00, 05/22/2019

U.N. chief condemns tanker attacks, says facts must be established United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned attacks on two oil tankers on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman that left one ablaze and both adrift, warning that the world cannot afford "a major confrontation in the Gulf region."...
17:13, 06/13/2019

Russian defense chief says there are survivors of navy fire Russia’s defense minister says some crewmembers have survived a deadly fire that killed 14 on one of the Russian navy’s deep-sea research submersibles...
14:00, 07/03/2019

No Questions About U.S. Wars in Defense Chief’s Confirmation Hearing Mark T. Esper spent the hourslong hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee mostly discussing military challenges from Iran, China and Russia....
04:39, 07/17/2019

Defense chief: U.S. may send more troops to Middle East Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said the Trump administration is considering sending additional troops to the Middle East to combat rising tensions with Iran....
07:52, 05/24/2019

U.S. intelligence on Venezuela 'very good,' acting defense chief says Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan dismissed concerns about a potential intelligence failure on Venezuela like the one that preceded the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, and said top U.S. officials had held talks at the Pentagon on Friday....
01:26, 05/04/2019

Huawei is too close to Chinese government: U.S. defense chief Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday that technology firm Huawei was too close to the Chinese government, adding that Washington was concerned about cyber attacks and the theft of intellectual property....
08:52, 06/01/2019

Iran is not looking for war with any country: Iran army chief Iran is not looking for war with any country, Iranian army chief Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said on Monday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency....
11:13, 07/08/2019

U.N. chief calls for independent probe into Gulf tanker attacks United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf of Oman....
22:13, 06/14/2019

U.N. chief condemns oil tanker attacks, says independent probe needed United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters on Friday the truth needed to be established after two oil tankers were attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, adding that the international body condemned the attack....
18:39, 06/14/2019

How real is Iran threat? Democrats fear Trump administration using intel to justify conflict Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday briefed members of the House and Senate behind closed doors.        ...
01:52, 05/22/2019

Moon Jae-in, U.S. defense chief concur on North Korea sanctions South Korean President Moon Jae-in and acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan agreed Monday that North Korea sanctions should remain in place....
16:39, 06/03/2019

UK defense chief fired over Huawei leaks, denies involvement British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired after an investigation into leaks from a secret government meeting about Chinese telecoms firm Huawei...
22:00, 05/01/2019

Acting defense chief: Major drills with SKorea still on hold Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Sunday that so far he sees no need to restore large-scale military exercises with South Korea that have been curtailed over the past year as a diplomatic olive branch to North Korea....
15:26, 06/02/2019

Defense chief’s border visit will highlight Trump priority WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting head of the Pentagon, Patrick Shanahan, is making his second trip to the U.S.-Mexican border to highlight what the Trump administration calls a national emergency. Shanahan is flying to the border town of McAllen, Texas, ...
16:00, 05/11/2019

US defense chief criticizes China tech, military ambitions U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is denouncing China’s efforts to steal technology from other nations and militarize man-made outposts in the South China Sea as a “toolkit of coercion.”...
10:13, 06/01/2019

U.S. won't 'tiptoe' around China with Asia stability at threat: defense chief The United States will no longer "tiptoe" around Chinese behavior in Asia, with stability in the region at threat on issues ranging from the South China Sea to Taiwan, acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday....
08:52, 06/01/2019

US defense chief condemns China's action in Indo-Pacific The head of the US Defense Department criticized China's behavior in the Indo-Pacific, saying it erodes other countries' sovereignty. Patrick Shanahan said the US would not ignore China's actions in the region....
07:52, 06/01/2019

Defense chief's border visit will highlight Trump priority Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is making his second trip to the U.S.-Mexican border to highlight what President Donald Trump calls a national emergency, after freeing up $1.5 billion more in Pentagon money to support wall construction....
14:00, 05/11/2019

Acting Defense Chief Says He Wouldn’t Have Hidden McCain Ship The acting secretary, Patrick Shanahan, who is facing a tough Senate confirmation battle, told reporters that “our business is to run military operations and not become politicized.”...
17:39, 05/31/2019

Serbia’s defense chief crows about Russian military allies BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s defense minister says live-ammunition drills being held with Russian and Belarusian troops show that Serbia has allies in any future war in the Balkans. Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin says Monday the military...
18:39, 06/24/2019

Iran warns US over oil tanker Tehran has threatened "grave consequences" if the US renews efforts to detain an oil tanker at the center of a diplomatic row. The vessel was detained in Gibraltar for six weeks but left anchorage on Sunday night....
11:13, 08/19/2019

Iran says oil tanker breaks down in Red Sea An Iranian oil tanker has broken down in the Red Sea but the crew are safe and repairs are underway, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday....
09:00, 08/21/2019

Important To Know Truth: UN Chief Pushes For Probe Of Gulf Tanker Attacks UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday pressed for an investigation to establish those responsible for a spate of suspected attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf that has raised fears of war....
01:13, 06/15/2019

Captain Fantastic: Britain’s new defense chief and top spy both served in Scottish regiment Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed former Scots Guards officer Ben Wallace defense secretary, making him the latest member of the storied unit to reach the highest levels of British government....
15:26, 07/26/2019

China plans to use information to 'dominate in the future,' says defense intelligence chief China's government plans to leverage the growing data industry and cutting-edge technologies as part of its strategy to get an edge on its competitors, according to the Department of Defense's intelligence chief....
02:00, 08/20/2019

Kellyanne Conway points to 'Deporter in Chief' Obama in defense of ICE raids While the Trump administration is taking heat from Democrats as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is set to begin deportation operations across the country, Kellyanne Conway claims that the president is simply following in the footsteps of his...
18:26, 07/14/2019

Exclusive: Idlib government chief urges defense against Assad attack Russian-backed Syrian government forces will be able to advance all the way to the Turkish border if they pierce rebel defenses in the northwest, a top opposition official said, urging Turkey to do more to shield the area from a major attack....
16:39, 05/27/2019

Acting Defense Chief Tries to Cool Hostilities with China as Trade War Heats Up Patrick Shanahan, acting U.S. defense secretary, and his Chinese counterpart will both attempt to win over Asian nations this weekend at a security conference in Singapore....
21:39, 05/31/2019

Iran and U.K. Talk Over Tanker Crisis The U.K. and Iran sought to defuse tensions over a detained Iranian oil tanker in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar but failed to resolve an issue that has raised new fears about military conflict over commercial shipping lanes....
18:39, 07/14/2019

UK says Iran tried to intercept British tanker Britain has said Iran tried to divert and intercept one of its commercial oil tankers, but was warned off by the Royal Navy. Tehran had warned Britain of "consequences" after one of its vessels was seized....
10:00, 07/11/2019

Iran says it aided an oil tanker in distress After US intelligence raised fears that a foreign tanker was forced into Iranian waters over the weekend, Iran said it assisted a vessel suffering a technical glitch....
03:39, 07/18/2019

Concern grows over UAE oil tanker last seen off Iran Vessel stopped transmitting its location on Saturday, when it was pointing towards IranTracking data showing an oil tanker that was heading towards Iranian waters and stopped transmitting its location on Saturday night has raised concerns about the s...
15:39, 07/16/2019

UK Says Iran's Seizure Of Oil Tanker Is "Tit-For-Tat Situation" London on Saturday urged Iran to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf by releasing a British-flagged ship it said had been illegally seized in Omani waters in an "utterly unacceptable" gambit....
02:00, 07/21/2019

UK says Iran tanker will be freed, unless it goes to Syria The UK has told Iran that an Iranian tanker seized by British forces off the coast of Gibraltar last week would be released if Tehran guaranteed that the tanker would not go to Syria....
20:13, 07/13/2019

German defense chief Ursula von der Leyen elected European Commission head The European Union on Tuesday elected German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen as the first female leader of the European Commission -- and she could also become the first female president of the alliance, as well....
20:52, 07/02/2019

Russia probably conducting nuclear tests in violation of treaty, says defense intelligence chief Russia is likely conducting explosive nuclear tests in violation of an international arms treaty, the chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency warned Wednesday....
04:26, 05/30/2019

Acting defense chief rips China over tech theft, military outposts Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan denounced China’s efforts to steal technology from other nations and militarize man-made outposts in the South China Sea as a “toolkit of coercion,” saying activities by Beijing the US perceives as hostile mu...
23:52, 06/01/2019

Trump Taps Acting Pentagon Chief Patrick Shanahan As Defense Secretary US President Donald Trump plans to nominate acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan as his next secretary of defense, the White House announced Thursday....
02:39, 05/10/2019

USS McCain flap prompts acting defense chief Shanahan to have aide 'look into' matter Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says his chief of staff will look into reports that the White House requested the USS John McCain be hidden from view during President Trump's visit to U.S. troops stationed in Japan....
13:39, 05/30/2019

Iran says it came to help of disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf Iranian navy vessels came to the assistance of a disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that needed repairs, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday by the semi-official news agency ISNA....
22:39, 07/16/2019

Iran, U.K. Inch Closer to Tanker Resolution Iran and the U.K. are making progress toward the release of an Iranian tanker impounded in Gibraltar, a move that could prompt Tehran to free a British-flagged vessel it subsequently seized....
17:52, 08/13/2019

Iran: UK ‘should be scared’ of retaliation over seized tanker Iran said Saturday the United Kingdom should be “scared” of possible retaliation after the Royal Marines captured an Iranian supertanker in Gibraltar. “I am openly saying that Britain should be scared of Iran’s retaliatory measures over t...
17:26, 07/06/2019

Iran says it has captured a British-flagged oil tanker Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said its navy has captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Follow here for the latest....
03:39, 07/20/2019

Iran says Britain might release oil tanker soon, Gibraltar says not yet The British territory of Gibraltar will not yet release an Iranian oil tanker seized by Royal Marines in the Mediterranean despite an Iranian report that it could do so on Tuesday, an official Gibraltar source said....
16:39, 08/13/2019

Former Guard commander says Iran should seize UK oil tanker A former leader of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard says the Islamic Republic should consider seizing a British oil tanker in response to authorities detaining an Iranian oil tanker off the coast Gibraltar...
12:39, 07/05/2019

Iran says Britain might free oil tanker soon: IRNA Iran said on Tuesday that Britain might free its oil tanker Grace 1 soon in a maritime saga that has exacerbated frictions between Tehran and the West....
14:13, 08/13/2019

Former Guard commander says Iran should seize a UK tanker A former leader of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard says the Islamic Republic should consider seizing a British oil tanker in response to authorities detaining an Iranian oil tanker off the coast Gibraltar...
21:26, 07/05/2019

Iran 'may have seized' oil tanker that went off radar at weekend Iran may have seized a small oil tanker travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after its tracker stopped transmitting its location, a US official has said....
22:52, 07/16/2019

Iran oil tanker breaks down in Red Sea off Saudi coast An Iranian oil tanker carrying over 1 million barrels of fuel oil suffered a malfunction in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, authorities said....
11:26, 05/02/2019

Gibraltar says it will free oil tanker at centre of Iran row Territory says Tehran has promised oil is not for Syria but US is challenging decisionGibraltar’s chief minister has said he will allow a detained Iranian oil tanker to be released after Tehran gave the territory’s government an assurance that it wou...
18:26, 08/15/2019

Iran Accuses U.S. of Framing it for Tanker Sabotage Iran accused officials in the Trump administration and its Middle East allies of attempting to frame it for an attack on oil tankers near a strategic Persian Gulf waterway....
16:52, 05/14/2019

US says Iran removed unexploded mine from oil tanker DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military’s Central Command has released a video is says shows Iranian forces removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the two ships suspected to have been attacked near the Strait of Hormuz. It ...
05:39, 06/14/2019

John Bolton says UAE tanker attacks were 'almost certainly from Iran' Tensions have spiked this month following the tanker attack, which UAE authorities described as sabotage, and a subsequent drone attack on Saudi oil pumping stations claimed by Iranian-backed Yemeni Houthi rebels....
10:26, 05/29/2019

Tensions soar after Iran seizes tanker Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said its navy has captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Follow here for the latest....
23:26, 07/27/2019

The US blamed Iran for the tanker attacks. Here's what the Navy could do next It will likely take days, weeks or even months for the military to go through the forensics needed to find out exactly who is behind the attack, but one expert says, "Iran's ships are very exposed."...
16:13, 06/14/2019

Oil Prices Jump After Iran's Tanker Seizure Crude prices climbed as investors reacted to the latest escalation in tensions between Iran and the West after Tehran announced the seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker Friday....
13:52, 07/22/2019

U.S. Warns Greece Against Hosting Iran Oil Tanker The U.S. has warned Greece against hosting the Iranian tanker released by Gibraltar days earlier, saying those who facilitate the vessel, which is carrying oil deemed illicit, would face immigration and potential criminal consequences....
10:26, 08/20/2019

Iran Says It Has Seized Another Oil Tanker in Persian Gulf State news media reported that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps had seized a ship smuggling fuel to Arab countries and had detained the foreign crew....
21:00, 08/04/2019

Iran-UK tanker standoff: What is the next step for Britain? After Iran seized a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the UK is looking for a diplomatic way forward. But if Tehran refuses to negotiate, London will have to consider taking a harder line....
14:52, 07/23/2019

Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a British ship through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on Thursday....
10:00, 07/11/2019

Iran seizes another oil tanker, third as feud with US continues Iran seized a vessel it accused of smuggling fuel in the Persian Gulf, the third time the Iranian Revolutionary Guards detained a ship in the waterway in recent weeks as the stalemate between the Islamic Republic and the US continues. The Iranian for...
01:26, 08/05/2019

Oman may mediate between Iran and UK over tanker crisis Oman wants to mediate between Iran and the UK to end their row over the seizure of each other’s tankers, Iranian state media said. India has been dragged into the fray with over 50 of its nationals detained on board....
05:26, 07/27/2019

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker: state TV Iran's Revolutionary Guards told state TV the foreign tanker was smuggling oil through the Persian Gulf. Recent incidents involving vessels in the region have led to escalating tensions between Tehran and the West....
17:39, 07/18/2019

Bolton Says Iran Is Likely Responsible for Oil Tanker Attacks John R. Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, accused Iran on Wednesday of being behind reported attacks on ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates....
12:00, 05/29/2019

U.S. Warns Greece Against Assisting Iran Oil Tanker The U.S. has warned Greece against assisting the Iranian tanker released by Gibraltar last week, saying those who help the vessel, which is carrying oil deemed illicit, would face immigration and potential criminal consequences....
19:26, 08/20/2019

UK Says "Looking At Options" To Respond To Iran After Tanker Seized Britain is looking into a series of options to respond to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, junior defence minister Tobias Ellwood said on Sunday when asked whether London was considering......
12:52, 07/21/2019

The Latest: Iran says it helped a tanker with tow to harbor An Iranian news agency quotes a Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying Iran helped an oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz amid U.S. concern that Tehran seized one there...
05:00, 07/17/2019

EU warns against blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks European foreign ministers have urged restraint in directing blame over an alleged attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The US has pointed the finger at Iran, but European diplomats say they need more evidence....
21:00, 06/17/2019

Iran Seizes Oil Tanker in Persian Gulf State news media reported that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps had seized a ship smuggling fuel to Arab countries and detained the foreign crew....
13:00, 08/04/2019

Iran: U.S. accusations over oil tanker attacks 'alarming' Iran warned the United States Friday against blaming Tehran for new attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying the U.S. accusations are "worrying."...
19:39, 06/14/2019

Iran's president hints at tanker exchange Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appeared to signal Wednesday that his country might be willing to release a British-flagged oil tanker it seized—in return for the UK's release of a detained Iranian tanker....
23:26, 07/27/2019

John Bolton says Iran is 'almost certainly' behind oil tanker 'attacks' US President Trump's national security adviser did not provide evidence but claimed Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Tehran called the accusation "laughable."...
15:52, 05/29/2019

Iran says it has seized foreign oil tanker in Gulf Report on state TV says ship was smuggling oil but does not say which country crew are fromFears for maritime security in the strait of Hormuz, a vital route for oil shipping, have grown after Iran announced it had impounded a foreign tanker it said ...
18:52, 07/18/2019

UK joins US in blaming Iran for tanker attacks British officials said Friday that the Iranian military is likely responsible for damaging two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, supporting the assessment of the Trump administration....
07:13, 06/15/2019

U.S. unsure about circumstances of tanker towed to Iran U.S. officials say they are unsure whether an oil tanker towed into Iranian waters was seized by Iran or rescued after facing mechanical faults as Tehran asserts, creating a mystery at sea at a time of high tension in the Gulf....
23:00, 07/17/2019

Iran 'threat' has diminished, says US defense secretary Patrick Shanahan credits US show of forceRemarks appear to be a sign tension is easingThe acting US defence secretary has claimed that the alleged threat from Iran has receded as the result of an American show of force in the Middle East.“We’ve put o...
21:00, 05/21/2019

Iran executes 'defense contractor' over spying for the CIA Jalal Hajizavar was hanged at a prison near Tehran after documents and spying equipment were found at his home, news agencies reported. The death happens at a time of fierce tensions between Iran and Washington....
19:26, 06/22/2019

Ex-ICE chief Homan delivers fiery defense of border agents at hearing, rips lawmakers: 'Do your job' Former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan delivered a fiery defense of border agents during a House hearing where Democratic lawmakers just hours earlier had decried conditions at migrant detention centers -- as he rippe...
23:13, 07/12/2019

Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defense secretary released on bail in Easter attacks case Sri Lanka's police chief and former defense secretary were released on bail on Tuesday, a week after they were arrested over allegations that they failed to prevent the Easter Day bomb attacks that killed more than 250 people....
15:26, 07/09/2019

Oil tanker attacks will inflame conflict between the US, its allies and Iran The explosions, on a vital passageway for the world’s oil supply, may prove Trump’s policy of coercion has backfiredThe explosions were bigger and the damage more extensive. But the message and its means of delivery have some similarities.Thursday’s ...
20:26, 06/13/2019

US, UK Will "Regret" Seizing Tanker Off Gibraltar: Iran Guards Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Thursday that the United States and Britain will "strongly regret" the seizure of a tanker off Gibraltar, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported....
14:26, 07/11/2019

Iran says it captured British oil tanker; oil prices jump Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it seized a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, claiming it failed to follow international marine regulations....
21:00, 07/19/2019

U.S. believes Iran proxies may be behind tanker attacks, official says U.S. national security agencies believe proxies sympathetic to or working for Iran may have attacked four tankers off the United Arab Emirates rather than Iranian forces themselves, a U.S. official familiar with the latest U.S. assessments said on Tu...
18:26, 05/14/2019

Britain considering options to respond to Iran's seizure of tanker Britain is looking into a series of options to respond to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, junior defense minister Tobias Ellwood said on Sunday when asked whether London was considering putting sanctions on Tehran....
12:39, 07/21/2019

Iran Threatens Retaliation Over British Seizure of Its Tanker Iran’s military warned it would retaliate in response to the seizure of one of its tankers by British forces in Gibraltar last week, while several European foreign ministers urged Tehran to return immediately to full compliance with the 2015 nuclear ...
23:39, 07/09/2019

First images emerge of crew from oil tanker seized by Iran The first images of the crew of the British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz were released on Monday, showing them gathered around a table and preparing a meal. The 23-member crew of the Stena Impero, many of them d...
18:52, 07/22/2019

| Britain urges Iran to free seized tanker Britain has urged Iran to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf by releasing a UK-flagged ship it said had been illegally seized in Omani waters in an "utterly unacceptable" gambit....
08:13, 07/21/2019

Iran says tanker incidents have not impacted its oil exports: SHANA Iran's oil minister, Bijan Zanganeh, said on Sunday that the country's oil exports had not been impacted so far by the recent tanker incidents in the Gulf....
12:39, 07/21/2019

Oil prices jump after Iran seizes British tanker Oil prices rose sharply on Monday on concerns that Iran's seizure of a British tanker last week may lead to supply disruptions in the energy-rich Gulf....
14:26, 07/22/2019

Oil prices rise more than 1% after Iran seizes British tanker Oil prices rose more than 1% on Monday, as investors worried about possible supply disruptions in the energy-rich Middle East after Iran's seizure of a British tanker last week....
19:26, 07/22/2019

Oil rises 1% after Iran says it seized foreign tanker in Gulf Oil prices rose about 1% on Thursday after Iran said it had seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf amid rising tensions between Tehran and the West over the safety of shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, a vital gateway for energy exports....
13:39, 07/18/2019

Britain warns Iran after attempted seizure of oil tanker ​Britain on Thursday urged Iran to “de-escalate” after ​armed military vessels tried to seize a BP-​operated oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz ​– backing off ​only ​after warnings from a British warship. “HMS Montrose was forced to posit...
19:00, 07/11/2019

Iran releases footage of captured tanker's crew Iran has released a short video of what it says is the crew of the Stena Impero, the British-flagged tanker that was seized by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday....
21:26, 07/22/2019

Iran tanker detention by Britain was threatening act, minister says Britain's detention of an Iranian tanker last week was a threatening and incorrect action, Iran's Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Monday....
10:52, 07/08/2019

Gibraltar defies U.S. intervention and releases Iran oil tanker The United States applied to seize an Iranian oil supertanker impounded in Gibraltar. The ship has been released.        ...
23:39, 08/15/2019

Oil rises after Iran says it seized foreign tanker in Gulf Oil prices rose on Thursday after Iran said it had seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf amid rising tensions between Tehran and the West over the safety of shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, a vital gateway for energy exports....
15:39, 07/18/2019

Iran warned of 'serious consequences' over seizure of UK-flagged tanker Jeremy Hunt has warned Iran will face "serious consequences" if it does not release a British-flagged oil tanker which was detained in the Strait of Hormuz....
10:39, 07/20/2019

Iran's president hints at seized tanker swap Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appeared to signal Wednesday that his country might be willing to release a British-flagged oil tanker it seized—in return for the UK's release of a detained Iranian tanker....
00:00, 07/25/2019

Iran summons UK envoy over 'unfounded' tanker accusations Iran on Saturday summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after London blamed it for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the semi-official Students News Agency ISNA reported....
21:52, 06/15/2019

UK's Hunt says Iran may be on 'dangerous path' after seizing tanker British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday that he was worried that Iran had taken a "dangerous path" after it seized a British-flagged tanker on Friday in the Strait of Hormuz....
11:26, 07/20/2019

Iran's gamble on a tanker seizure will end its credit -- even among friends Steadily increasing its bets in an international game of bluff, Iran has gone almost all in with a gamble that its hard liners must believe is worth the punt -- but which will certainly end their credit lines even among friends....
11:39, 07/20/2019

Iran Says It Has Made "No Commitment" For Release Of Tanker In Gibraltar Iran has made no commitments to gain the release of its tanker from detention in Gibraltar, an Iranian government spokesman was quoted as saying on Friday, reiterating that Grace 1 was never bound for......
21:13, 08/16/2019

Iran says it seized foreign tanker for allegedly smuggling oil Iran has seized a foreign tanker and its crew for allegedly smuggling fuel into the Persian Gulf, state television said Thursday, quoting Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. The ship and its 12 crew members were seized Sunday in the Strait of Hormuz. &...
17:52, 07/18/2019

John Bolton says mines ‘almost certainly from Iran’ behind oil tanker attacks National security adviser John Bolton said the U.S. believes Iranian naval mines are the cause of recent attacks on tankers off the United Arab Emirates....
04:26, 05/30/2019

Iran Says Seizure Of UK-Flagged Tanker Was "Legal Measure" Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz was a "legal measure", the spokesman for the Islamic republic's government said on Monday....
19:26, 07/22/2019

Iran tanker shifts position but still at anchor off Gibraltar An Iranian tanker caught in the standoff between Tehran and the West shifted position on Friday, but its anchor was still down off Gibraltar and it was unclear if it was ready to set sail soon....
09:13, 08/17/2019

Germany says there is 'strong evidence' Iran behind tanker attacks Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is "strong evidence" Iran carried out attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. She also warned Iran of consequences if it violated the 2015 international nuclear deal....
19:13, 06/18/2019

Iran tanker seizure: UK holds emergency meeting The UK's COBRA emergency committee is discussing a response to Iran's seizure of a British tanker. After talks with France and Germany, the UK said safe navigation through the Strait of Hormuz was "a top priority."...
15:00, 07/22/2019

Iraq’s oil ministry says it has no connection to oil tanker seized by Iran Iraq's oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel, Iraqi News Agency reported....
02:39, 08/05/2019

Iran denies involvement in apparent oil tanker attacks Iran’s UN Mission said Thursday that they “categorically reject” the assertion by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that they’re responsible for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. In a statement, the mission added that the country is commit...
04:39, 06/14/2019

U.S. suspects Iran in tanker attack but cannot prove it now: official Iran is a leading candidate for having carried out attacks on four tankers near the United Arab Emirates but the United States does not have conclusive proof Tehran was behind them, a U.S. official familiar with American intelligence said on Monday....
22:26, 05/13/2019

WRAPUP-Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a British ship through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on Thursday....
09:52, 07/11/2019

Iran's Tanker Seizure Presents U.K. With Policy Dilemma Britain’s decision to seize an Iranian tanker off the coast of its overseas territory of Gibraltar earlier this month is fast snowballing, dragging the country deeper into an escalating crisis between Iran and the West....
02:13, 07/21/2019

Iran warns US against recapturing oil tanker as it leaves Gibraltar An Iranian oil tanker detained off Gibraltar early last month left the British territory and was headed through the Mediterranean towards Greece on Monday....
13:39, 08/19/2019

Iran seizes another foreign oil tanker, state media says Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps accused the vessel, the third detained by Iran amid U.S. tensions, of trying to smuggle oil from Iran.        ...
17:52, 08/04/2019

Iran slams Britain for seizing tanker off Gibraltar A report by the Iranian government Wednesday said Britain violated international law this month when it captured the Grace 1 oil tanker, which was taken in international waters off the coast of Gibraltar....
18:26, 07/17/2019

| Iran links tanker row to ailing nuclear deal Iran on Sunday called Britain's seizure of an Iranian oil tanker a breach of an ailing 2015 nuclear deal, after remaining parties to the accord met in Vienna in a bid to keep it alive....
23:00, 07/28/2019

Iraqi oil ministry says has no ties to oil tanker seized by Iran Iraq's oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel, Iraqi News Agency reported....
03:26, 08/05/2019

Iran gets diplomatic win against US in standoff over IRGC-linked oil tanker An Iranian tanker has been cleared for release by authorities in a British territory, despite U.S. warnings that the vessel has been used to support terrorism and Syrian dictator Bashar Assad....
01:26, 08/18/2019

Iran warns U.S. against seizing newly freed oil tanker Iranian officials warned the United States Monday to leave a supertanker detained by Britain last month alone, now that it's been freed and heading toward Greece....
17:39, 08/19/2019

WRAPUP 2-Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a British ship through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on Thursday....
09:52, 07/11/2019

Pompeo again blames Iran for tanker attacks but insists 'we don't want war' ‘President Trump has done everything he can to avoid war’US secretary of state claims ‘lots of evidence’ of Iran culpabilityThe United States does not want to go to war with Iran, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said on Sunday, following an a...
22:00, 06/16/2019

Iran Oil Tanker Departs After Gibraltar Rejects US Demand The Iranian oil tanker at the centre of a diplomatic dispute has departed from Gibraltar after the British overseas territory rejected a US demand to seize the vessel....
03:15, 08/19/2019

Iran tanker at centre of diplomatic row set to leave Gibraltar Iran’s ambassador says vessel is expected to leave after Gibraltar rejects US request to detain it furtherThe supertanker at the centre of a six-week diplomatic row between Britain and Iran is expected to leave Gibraltar on Sunday night, Iran’s ambas...
21:26, 08/18/2019

Being blamed for the oil tanker attack suits Iran just fine In the not very complicated mystery over the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, there are two prime suspects. Only one, however, stands to benefit, whoever is responsible. And despite Iran's denial, being blamed for these attacks suits it ni...
13:00, 06/18/2019

U.S., Iran Trade Accusations in Wake of Tanker Attacks Iran rejected American allegations that it was behind an attack on two fuel tankers in the Gulf of Oman, deflecting blame for an incident that has again ratcheted up fears of military conflict....
16:13, 06/14/2019

WRAPUP 3-Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a BP-operated tanker through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on Thursday....
13:00, 07/11/2019

Britain may release tanker if Iran 'guarantees' oil isn't going to Syria The British foreign secretary said the Iranian tanker detailed near Gibraltar could be released in exchange for a guarantee that the oil would not be taken to Syria....
01:52, 07/14/2019

Iran tanker seizure: UK to hold emergency meeting The UK's COBRA emergency committee is set to discuss a response to Iran's seizure of a British tanker. After talks with France and Germany, the UK said safe navigation through the Strait of Hormuz was "a top priority."...
08:39, 07/22/2019

Iranian oil tanker in standoff between UK and Iran leaves Gibraltar An Iranian oil supertanker that was seized by the UK, a move that came amid escalating tension between Tehran and the West, was released Sunday and was moving away from Gibraltar, according to local media and maritime tracking site....
04:52, 08/19/2019

Trump warns Iran over tanker attack: ‘We don’t take it lightly’ President Trump on Friday warned Iran over this week's attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman that the U.S. blames directly on Tehran, saying in an interview with “Fox & Friends” that, “We don’t take it lightly.”...
14:26, 06/14/2019

Iran cleric says U.K. will be 'slapped in the face' for seizure of its tanker: TV Britain will soon be "slapped in the face" for the capture of an Iranian supertanker last week, Iranian state TV quoted a cleric as saying on Friday, amid heightened tension between Iran and the West in the Gulf....
16:52, 07/12/2019

British Oil Tanker Seized By Iran Could Be Released Soon: Report Sweden has received "very strong indications" that a British oil tanker seized last month by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz is to be released soon, Swedish public service broadcaster SVT reported on......
03:00, 08/23/2019

US Blames Iran For Tanker Attacks In Gulf Of Oman Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States, which blamed Tehran......
23:52, 06/13/2019

Iran warns U.S. against seizing released Iranian oil tanker Iran has warned the United States against any new attempt to seize an Iranian oil tanker in open seas after it left Gibraltar, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on state television on Monday....
10:00, 08/19/2019

Iran unveils 'upgraded missile defense system' Iran unveiled on Saturday what authorities said was a locally upgraded missile defense system with a range of 400 km (250 miles) and able to defend against cruise and ballistic missiles and drones....
12:39, 08/10/2019

Trump defense secretary nominee says US not seeking war with Iran Confirmation of Mark Esper appeared almost certain at Senate hearing where he received significant Democratic supportDonald Trump’s nominee to become the first permanent US defence secretary in more than six months, has said that the US is not seekin...
01:39, 07/17/2019

Iran unveils 'improved' radar air defense system Iran unveiled on Saturday what authorities said was a locally upgraded radar system with a range of 400 km (250 miles) that could help defend against cruise and ballistic missiles and drones....
15:26, 08/10/2019

Iran lacking cash to fund terror groups, domestic cyber agency short of funds, declassified intel shows Newly declassified intelligence shows that Palestinian terror group Hamas had to introduce “austerity plans” due to lack of funding from the Iranian regime....
22:26, 05/24/2019

Trump to nominate acting Pentagon chief Mark Esper for Defense secretary after Shanahan withdrawal Trump announced his intention to pick Esper for Defense secretary after acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan withdrew from consideration for the job....
04:52, 06/22/2019

Trump picks acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing exec, to be secretary of Defense President Donald Trump plans to nominate acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, to formally take over the top spot at the Pentagon, the president's spokeswoman said Thursday....
22:52, 05/09/2019

Ex-defense chief Jim Mattis joins General Dynamics amid rising scrutiny of DC ties to business Jim Mattis, the retired Marine general who served as President Trump's first defense secretary, is joining the board of contractor General Dynamics just as the 2020 campaign heightens scrutiny into corporate recruitment of senior government officials...
10:13, 08/09/2019

In Gulf Tanker Crisis, Iran Tries to Avoid Alienating Allies Iran’s disruptions of Persian Gulf oil shipments are putting the country’s leaders in a difficult position as they retaliate against foes while trying not to irritate their few remaining allies....
19:00, 08/08/2019

'This is a dangerous game': Iran demands UK releases seized oil tanker Iran has demanded the immediate release of an oil tanker seized by Royal Marines off the coast of Gibraltar, warning Britain: "This is a dangerous game and has consequences."...
09:13, 07/12/2019

US military says new images show Iran links to tanker blasts The US military has released new images of what it says are Iranian forces removing a mine from a Japanese-owned tanker following last week's attacks in the Gulf of Oman....
23:00, 06/17/2019

Watch: Iran releases video of British tanker capture Iran released a video Monday showing its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ordering a British navy ship not to interfere as it seized an oil tanker on July 19, heightening tensions between the two countries....
06:52, 07/30/2019

Iran Says It Captured British Oil Tanker; UK Hits Out, Claims 2 Seized Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international......
03:52, 07/20/2019

More U.S.-Iran conflicts could happen after suspected tanker attack, says expert Paul Salem, Middle East Institute President, and John Kilduff, Again Capital founding partner, join 'The Exchange' to discuss oil prices and geopolitical risks the commodity faces....
23:26, 06/13/2019

Iran Says British Oil Tanker "Violated Rules", UK Hits Back A day after it seized a British-flagged tanker, Iran on Saturday said that Stena Impero vessel was violating maritime rules and regulations by using an exit lane to enter the Strait of Hormuz....
02:00, 07/21/2019

Panama to withdraw flag from oil tanker towed to Iran after disappearance Panama began the flag withdrawal process on Friday after an investigation determined the tanker had "deliberately violated international regulations" by not reporting any unusual situation....
04:26, 07/21/2019

The Latest: Tanker crew land in Dubai after 2 days in Iran DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Crew members of the Norwegian-owned oil tanker that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman have landed in Dubai after two days in Iran. Associate...
20:39, 06/15/2019

Iran Says Britain's Seizure Of Its Oil Tanker Breaches Nuclear Deal Iran on Sunday called Britain's seizure of an Iranian oil tanker a breach of an ailing 2015 nuclear deal, after remaining parties to the accord met in Vienna in a bid to keep it alive....
10:00, 07/29/2019

Iran rejects US blame for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman Tehran has dismissed US accusations that the Iranian navy was behind attacks on tankers navigating the Straight of Hormuz as "baseless." Iran said their vessels had rushed to help the damaged ships and save their crews....
09:52, 06/14/2019

Iran reports seizure of British-flagged oil tanker in Gulf Iranian authorities have seized a British-flagged oil tanker and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz. Neighboring Saudi Arabia has announced plans to host US troops to boost regional security....
04:00, 07/20/2019

Germany and France condemn Iran's seizure of British tanker Germany and France expressed "solidarity" with the United Kingdom after Iran seized the Stena Impero on Friday. The incident came amid already deteriorating diplomatic relations between Iran and several Western powers....
15:39, 07/20/2019

Iran Calls Oil Tanker Attacks "Suspicious", Wants Regional Talks Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said two oil tanker incidents in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday were "suspicious" and called for regional dialogue to avoid tensions....
14:39, 06/13/2019

The Latest: US blames Iran for tanker bombings, Iraq attack WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran tensions (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A senior Pentagon officer says the U.S. blames Iran and its proxies for the recent tanker bombings near United Arab Emirates and a rocket attack in Iraq....
06:13, 05/25/2019

Iran: Foreign tanker in Gulf seized, sailors detained Iran seized a foreign tanker carrying about 185,000 gallons of fuel in the Persian Gulf and detained seven sailors from different nationalities according to the country's Revolutionary Guards....
22:39, 08/04/2019

Iran says it seized tanker after collision, UK calls move a 'hostile act' Iran said on Saturday it had seized a British-flagged oil tanker because it was involved in an accident, an explanation Britain rejected, calling the move a "hostile act"....
16:52, 07/20/2019

Iran seizes Iraqi oil tanker smuggling fuel in Gulf: TV Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen, Iran's state media reported on Sunday, in a show of power amid heightened tension with the West....
03:26, 08/05/2019

Iran claims it has seized third oil tanker in Gulf as tensions with US rise State media says vessel was taken on Wednesday carrying a cargo of 700,000 litresIran claims it has seized a third foreign oil tanker in the Gulf in a further escalation of tensions between Tehran and Washington and its regional allies, who continue ...
07:26, 08/05/2019

Crew of tanker seized by Iran have spoken to families: owners The owners of a British-flagged oil tanker seized last week by Iran said crew members had been able to talk directly to their families for a limited time and all those on board were reported to be safe and well....
20:52, 07/25/2019

Iran: British tanker seizure follows ‘rule of reciprocal action’ Iranian leaders said the country seized a British oil tanker on Friday in retaliation for the UK’s role in impounding an Iranian ship two weeks ago. “The rule of reciprocal action is well-known in international law,” said Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei,...
15:26, 07/20/2019

Iran warns Britain of 'repercussions' following 'mean and wrong' seizure of oil tanker Iran’s president is warning Britain Wednesday that it will face “repercussions” over the “mean and wrong” seizure of one its supertankers last week that authorities believe was operating in violation of European Union sanctions....
22:00, 07/10/2019

France expresses concern over Iran's seizure of British tanker France's foreign ministry said on Saturday it was very concerned by the seizure of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, saying such an action harmed de-escalation efforts in the region....
14:26, 07/20/2019

Iran thanks Saudi Arabia for release of its oil tanker Happiness 1: Fars Iran said on Sunday it appreciated Saudi Arabia's efforts in the return of an Iranian ship that had docked at Jeddah port because of technical problems in May, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted a Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying....
16:52, 07/21/2019

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks but doesn't want war Saudi Arabia's crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called on the international community to take a "decisive stand" but said in an interview published on Sunday that the kingdom does not want a war in the r...
10:13, 06/16/2019

Britain says Iran approached tanker in Omani waters: letter to U.N. Britain told the United Nations Security Council on Saturday that a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran was approached by Iranian forces when it was in Omani territorial waters and the action "constitutes illegal interference."...
01:39, 07/21/2019

Iran says tanker 'ignored distress call,' taken to Bandar Abbas port Iran has taken a British-flagged oil tanker seized in the Strait of Hormuz to a nearby port, where the vessel and its crew will remain while an accident it was involved in is investigated, Iran's Fars news agency said on Saturday....
11:26, 07/20/2019

Iran tanker release could help free British-flagged vessel The release of a seized Iranian tanker could help secure the freedom of a British-flagged vessel detained by Tehran, Iran's ambassador to the UK has told Sky News....
13:13, 07/31/2019

Radio recordings: Iran wanted to inspect tanker before seizure Radio exchanges featuring Iranian coastguards telling a British Royal Navy frigate that they wanted to inspect one of two captured British-linked tankers for security reasons....
19:52, 07/21/2019

Pentagon says Iran’s Revolutionary Guards responsible for oil tanker attacks American military officials said Friday that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is directly responsible for attacks on tankers off the United Arab Emirates earlier this month....
21:26, 05/25/2019

UK warship tried to prevent Iran from stopping tanker: Revolutionary Guards A British warship escorting the detained UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero tried to prevent Iran's Revolutionary Guards from stopping the ship, Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif, a Guards spokesman, said on Saturday, according to the Fars news agency....
21:13, 07/20/2019

Iran calls on Britain to release seized oil tanker immediately Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman told state news agency IRNA....
11:26, 07/12/2019

Iran says it seized tanker after collision, UK fears 'dangerous path' Iran said on Saturday it seized a British-flagged oil tanker because it was involved in an accident, but Britain's foreign minister said he feared Tehran was taking "a dangerous path" and other major European powers expressed alarm....
14:26, 07/20/2019

Pompeo blames Iran for tanker attacks, says US does not want war but will take action if needed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated on Sunday President Trump’s claim that Iran was behind last week’s attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz and that the United States is ready to take action if necessary....
21:13, 06/16/2019

Pentagon accuses Iran's Revolutionary Guards over tanker attacks The U.S. military on Friday accused Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) of being directly responsible for attacks on tankers off the United Arab Emirates earlier this month, describing it as part of a "campaign" by Tehran driving new U.S. deployments....
19:52, 05/24/2019

Trump says ready to hold talks with Iran despite tanker attacks U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ready to launch talks with Iran whenever it was ready, even as he blamed Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
16:52, 06/14/2019

President Trump Says Iran Was Behind Oil Tanker Attacks, but He Still Hopes for Negotiation (WASHINGTON) — Calling Iran “a nation of terror,” President Donald Trump on Friday publicly accused the Persian Gulf nation of responsibility for recent attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Trump said IranR...
19:39, 06/14/2019

Iran threatens British shipping in retaliation for tanker seizure An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander threatened on Friday to seize a British ship in retaliation for the capture of an Iranian supertanker in Gibraltar by Royal Marines....
17:52, 07/05/2019

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is blaming Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. But he’s also hoping that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon con...
06:52, 06/15/2019

Iran tanker prepares to leave after Gibraltar decides to free it: TV An Iranian oil tanker is being reflagged and is preparing to sail to the Mediterranean, Iran's state television reported on Friday, after Gibraltar decided to free the seized ship....
07:39, 08/16/2019

| Britain holds crisis talks after Iran seizes tanker British Prime Minister Theresa May has chaired an emergency meeting of ministers and security officials to discuss how to respond after Iran seized a UK-flagged tanker in the Gulf....
20:00, 07/22/2019

Iran says it seized British tanker, denies U.S. brought down drone Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washington's assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week, as tensions in the Gulf region grew again....
02:00, 07/20/2019

Gibraltar to release oil tanker at centre of Iran row pending challenge Territory says Tehran has promised oil is not for Syria – but US to contest decisionAn oil tanker at the centre of a six-week diplomatic row between Britain and Iran is to be released from Gibraltar after Tehran promised that its cargo worth $140m wo...
01:13, 08/16/2019

Iran threatens to retaliate after British forces seized oil tanker A senior official in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Friday it would be the Islamic Republic’s “duty” to seize a British oil tanker in retaliation for the capture of an Iranian ship in Gibraltar by the Royal Marines. British forces seized the superta...
18:00, 07/05/2019

Iran Says It Seized Foreign Tanker, Escalating Regional Tensions A video released by the Revolutionary Guards showed the ship’s name as the Riah — the same as a missing Emirati tanker — and said it was smuggling fuel....
21:26, 07/18/2019

US officials suspect Iran may have seized missing UAE-based oil tanker A small oil tanker that stopped transmitting its location more than two days ago while traveling through a vital waterway near the Persian Gulf didn't emit a distress call, causing U.S. officials to suspect Iran may have seized the vessel, American d...
02:52, 07/17/2019

Iran tanker could leave Gibraltar on Friday unless U.S. legal bid succeeds An Iranian tanker caught in the standoff between Tehran and the West could sail free from British territory Gibraltar on Friday, unless a last-ditch push by the United States succeeds in dragging the saga back into court....
12:52, 08/16/2019

Iran warns US against fresh bid to seize tanker as it heads for Greece An Iranian supertanker that was seized on suspicion of transporting oil to Syria was today heading east through the Mediterranean, reportedly on its way to Greece after being released by Gibraltar....
16:26, 08/19/2019

Iran Seizes Foreign Tanker It Accuses of Smuggling Fuel Iranian forces seized a foreign tanker, the country’s Revolutionary Guard said, pushing oil prices up on fears Tehran could further disrupt shipping traffic in the Mideast....
18:39, 07/18/2019

Iran tanker heads to Greece, U.S. warns against helping vessel An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports ...
04:52, 08/20/2019

US blames Iran for the twin tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman Two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran on Wednesday. The Trump Administration has announced they hold Iran responsible for the attack. CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports....
14:13, 06/14/2019

Khamenei vows Iran will respond to UK 'piracy' over tanker seizure Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Tuesday Iran would respond to Britain's "piracy" over the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar....
13:00, 07/16/2019

Gibraltar had 'positive' meeting with Iran over seized Grace 1 tanker Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo had a "constructive and positive" meeting with Iranian officials in London about the detained oil tanker Grace 1, Gibraltar said....
20:00, 07/18/2019

Trump says 'Iran did do it,' as U.S. seeks support on Gulf oil tanker attacks The United States on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf and said it was seeking international consensus about the threat to shipping, despite Tehran denying involvement in the explosions at sea....
00:00, 06/15/2019

UK joins US in accusing Iran of tanker attacks as crew held Trump says incident involving two vessels in Gulf of Oman has ‘Iran written all over it’ The US has accused Iran of detaining the crew of one of two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman this week, as the UK also joined in formally blaming the cou...
23:00, 06/14/2019

Iran calls for seizure of British ship if oil tanker isn't freed A top adviser to Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday encouraged forces to seize a British oil tanker as a response to London's taking an Iranian supertanker off the coast of Gibraltar....
18:52, 07/05/2019

US-Iran tensions escalate after tanker attacks — Five experts on what to watch The U.S. blamed Iran for the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. However, Iran denied the responsibility. Five experts discuss what could happen to the oil market and the U.S.-Iran relationship if more conflicts arise....
22:26, 06/14/2019

Iran's Zarif calls on UK to immediately release captured oil tanker The capture of an Iranian oil tanker by Britain has set "a dangerous precedent and must end now", Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter on Monday....
15:13, 07/08/2019

US says video shows Iran removing unexploded mine from oil tanker The US military has released video it says shows Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from one of the oil tankers attacked Thursday near the Strait of Hormuz. The grainy black and white footage shows a small barge, believed to...
11:52, 06/14/2019

Iran says it seized 'fuel smuggling' tanker in Persian Gulf Iran state-run media said Thursday that its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a foreign vessel in the Persian Gulf, accusing it of "smuggling fuel."...
22:39, 07/18/2019

Britain confirms envoy to Iran summoned over oil tanker seizure Britain's Foreign Office confirmed on Thursday that its ambassador to Tehran had been summoned over the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar....
18:00, 07/04/2019

Britain, US and allies to hold talks over Iran tanker attacks Britain, the United States and other nations will meet at a US base to discuss plans to protect ships in the Gulf from Iranian attacks, Sky News understands....
17:52, 07/24/2019

Iranian oil tanker at center of a standoff between the UK and Iran leaves Gibraltar An Iranian oil supertanker that was seized by the UK, a move that came amid escalating tension between Tehran and the West, was released Sunday and was moving away from Gibraltar, according to local media and maritime tracking site....
05:39, 08/19/2019

U.S. Navy Says Mine Fragments Point to Iran in Tanker Attack The United States has blamed Iran for the attacks in the Gulf of Oman, and officials said that fingerprints and other evidence could be used to build a criminal case....
19:13, 06/19/2019

Iran denies responsibility for the tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman The Trump administration is accusing Iran for the attacks on the shipping tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The attacks are the latest in a series in the region that the U.S. blames on Iran, despite the Iranian government's denials. CNBC's Kayla...
17:00, 06/14/2019

Release tanker and crew immediately, Britain tells Iran Britain called on Iran on Monday to release a British-flagged tanker and its crew immediately, describing the seizure of the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz as illegal....
16:39, 07/22/2019

Crew seen in first pictures from inside UK-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran The crew of a British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf have been pictured inside the vessel for the first time since armed soldiers took control....
16:39, 07/22/2019

Iran warns US against oil tanker seizure as ship leaves Gibraltar Vessel heads to Greece after UK rejects Washington’s request to detain it furtherIran has warned the US against attempting to seize an Iranian oil tanker in open seas after after its release from Gibraltar.The tanker, which ash been caught in a stand...
12:26, 08/19/2019

EU calls for maximum restraint as U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks The European Union called on Friday for maximum restraint amid mounting tensions over U.S. accusations against Iran over attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
13:13, 06/14/2019

Eyes on Iran as Britain seizes oil tanker over Syria sanctions British Royal Marines seized an oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday accused of bringing oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions, a dramatic step that could escalate confrontation between the West and Iran....
18:00, 07/04/2019

UAE says it will show restraint after tanker attacks, Iran's behavior a concern The United Arab Emirates will show restraint after attacks on oil tankers off its coast and is committed to de-escalation during a "difficult situation" caused by Iranian behavior in the region, a senior official said on Wednesday....
03:39, 05/16/2019

Exclusive: Insurer says Iran's Guards likely to have organized tanker attacks Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are "highly likely" to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on four tankers including two Saudi ships off Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, according to a Norwegian insurers' report seen by Reuters....
18:52, 05/17/2019

Iran state TV: Ex-Defense Ministry staffer hanged for spying TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV says authorities have executed a former staff member of the Defense Ministry who was convicted of spying for the CIA. The Saturday report says Jalal Hajizavar was hanged last week in a prison near Tehran. The...
23:52, 06/22/2019

McConnell would prefer confirmed defense secretary given Iran tensions U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday it would be better to have a Senate-confirmed defense secretary than someone serving in just an acting capacity given tensions between the United States and Iran....
04:26, 06/19/2019

Iran’s defense minister vows to defeat US, Israel if attacked Iran’s top defense official predicted Wednesday that the Islamic Republic would vanquish the US and its ally Israel if his country is attacked. “We will defeat the American-Zionist front,” Minister of Defense Amir Hatami said, according to the Islami...
20:39, 05/15/2019

Iran executes ex-defense ministry official on charges of spying for US Iran executed a former contract employee for the aerospace organization of the defense ministry on charges of spying for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency....
23:52, 06/22/2019

Iran releases 9 Indian crew members from Panamanian-flagged tanker Iran has released nine of the 12 Indian crew members who were on board a Panamanian-flagged oil tanker it seized after claiming the vessel was carrying 1 million liters of smuggled fuel....
16:26, 07/26/2019

Europeans skeptical of Trump's claim that Iran to blame in tanker attack President Trump’s claim that the oil tanker attack near the Strait of Hormuz had “Iran written all over it” was met with skepticism in Europe, with Britain’s left-wing opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn asking to see “credible evidence.”...
13:52, 06/15/2019

British-flagged tanker detained by Iran is not carrying any cargo: ISNA A British-flagged oil tanker detained by Iran was not carrying any cargo, the head of the Ports and Maritime Organization in Iran's southern Hormozgan province said on Saturday, according to the ISNA news agency....
14:26, 07/20/2019

U.S. Navy says mine fragments suggest Iran behind Gulf tanker attack The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker and saying the ordnance looked Iranian in origin....
20:39, 06/19/2019

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq, says Iran gave 'blessing' for tanker attacks Helicopters ferried U.S. staff from the American embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday out of apparent concern about perceived threats from Iran, which U.S. sources believe encouraged Sunday's attacks on four oil tankers in the Gulf....
03:39, 05/16/2019

Gibraltar court OKs government request to continue detaining Iran tanker The Gibraltar government has successfully renewed the detention of an Iranian supertanker for another 30 days, under suspicion that it violated European Union sanctions....
18:26, 07/19/2019

Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom will not hesitate to confront threats to its security and joined the U.S. in accusing its bitter rival Iran of being...
15:00, 06/16/2019

Iran slams U.S., calls claims of tanker attacks ‘economic terrorism’ The two tankers were targeted early Thursday in what observers said marked a serious escalation in the strategic waterway used to ship oil from the Persian Gulf. ...
13:00, 06/14/2019

UAE accuses 'state actor' for tanker attacks, but stops just short of Iran The United Arab Emirates stopped just short of blatantly blaming Iran for “sabotage attacks” on four tankers off its coast on May 12, but told the UN Security Council in a closed meeting this week that a “state actor” was almost the orchestrator....
00:52, 06/08/2019

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, stoking fears of confrontation U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran's denials, stoking fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route....
16:52, 06/14/2019

Audio captures dramatic moments before Iran seizes British tanker ​An audio recording released Sunday captured the dramatic moments as a British naval officer warned Iranian military forces against seizing a UK-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, an incident that further roiled ​tense relations between Euro...
19:00, 07/21/2019

Here's the heavy US and UK naval firepower ready near Iran if the tanker tensions boil over US Navy Lt. j.g. David Babka Iran on Friday says it seized a British-owned oil tanker and its crew, amid reports it diverted a second British tanker towards Iran, in a clear message to the UK and the US that they're willing to get aggressive in a fe...
04:13, 07/20/2019

U.S. deploys more troops to Middle East, blames Iran for tanker attacks The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country's Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month's tanker att...
09:00, 05/25/2019

US Navy Says Mine Fragments Suggest Iran Behind Gulf Tanker Attack The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker and......
03:39, 06/20/2019

Trump slams Iran as ‘nation of terror,’ blames it for oil tanker attacks President Trump on Friday called Iran a “nation of terror” as he rejected the Islamic Republic’s denials that it was behind the attacks on a pair of oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz. “Iran did do it,” Trump said on “Fox & Friends” hours after th...
21:26, 06/14/2019

Britain warns Iran of ‘serious consequences’ if it doesn’t release British tanker Iran’s seizure of the British ship is the most serious in a string of recent incidents in the Persian Gulf region and suggests Iran is prepared to go to new lengths in its quest to resist harsh new sanctions imposed by the Trump administration....
15:13, 07/20/2019

U.S. Blames Iran For Recent Tanker Bombings Near the U.A.E. and Iraq Rocket Attack (WASHINGTON) — A senior Pentagon officer says the U.S. blames Iran and its proxies for the recent tanker bombings near United Arab Emirates and a rocket attack in Iraq. Vice Admiral Michael Gilday says the U.S. has a high degree of confidence t...
23:39, 05/24/2019

Iran Says Foreign Oil Tanker "Smuggling Fuel" To Arab Countries Seized Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps has seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that was smuggling fuel to some Arab states, Iran's state TV reported, adding that seven sailors onboard of the tanker had......
22:39, 08/04/2019

Royal Navy warship shadowing British tanker after Iran threat A Royal Navy warship is offering increased protection to a second tanker in the Gulf in an apparent boost to maritime security following a threat from Iran to seize a British vessel, Sky News understands....
19:52, 07/10/2019

New footage by Iran purportedly shows commandos rappelling onto UK-flagged oil tanker Britain warned Iran that it’s on a “dangerous path” after its authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf, but the regime insists it was a “reciprocal” measure amid economic sanctions....
20:00, 07/20/2019

UAE foreign minister says Iran fingerprints clear on oil tanker attacks: Arabiya TV UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahya said Iran's fingerprints were clear on the attacks on oil tankers on May 12, Arabiya TV reported on Saturday....
13:13, 06/15/2019

British Marines Help Seize Tanker Suspected Of Carrying Iran Oil To Syria British Royal Marines in fast boats and helicopters on Thursday seized a supertanker suspected of carrying Iranian oil to Syria near the Mediterranean peninsula of Gibraltar, the first such detention......
04:39, 07/05/2019

Iran summons British envoy for "illegal seizure" of an Iranian oil tanker: TV Iran summoned the British ambassador in Tehran over the "illegal seizure" of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday, Iranian state TV quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi as saying....
18:00, 07/04/2019

UK's Hunt expresses 'extreme disappointment' to Iran's Zarif over seized tanker British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said he had spoken to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and expressed his "extreme disappointment" over Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday....
16:52, 07/20/2019

Iran accuses Britain of ‘piracy’ for seizing oil tanker and warns of retaliation The British navy’s seizure of the tanker transporting Iranian oil to Syria heightened tensions surrounding the unraveling Iran nuclear deal and the safety of shipping in the Persian Gulf....
18:52, 07/05/2019

Indian Crew Of Iran Oil Tanker 'Safe' In Gibraltar: 10 Point Update The foreign ministry has reached out to both Iranian and British authorities seeking the release and repatriation of the 42 Indian nationals caught in the middle of a standoff between the two......
19:13, 07/25/2019

Iran tanker seizure raises serious questions for international shipping: UK's Hunt Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker raises very serious questions for British and international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday....
21:13, 07/20/2019

New Delhi Asks Iran To Free 18 Indians On Seized British Oil Tanker India said Saturday it was in touch with Tehran to secure the release of 18 of Indian nationals working on a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz....
21:00, 07/20/2019

Saudi crown prince blames Iran for tanker attacks: newspaper Saudi Arabia's crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital oil shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region, according to an interview with the Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper....
10:13, 06/16/2019

Iran took mine off tanker targeted in attacks, US officials say with video release The U.S. released a video it said shows Iran removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz.        ...
13:13, 06/14/2019

U.K. Seeks to Ease Tensions in Persian Gulf After Iran Seizes Oil Tanker (Bloomberg) — The U.K. sought to lower tensions after Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday, an incident that increased friction in one of the world’s critical energy chokepoints. The U.K. demanded the immedia...
22:26, 07/21/2019

Kuwait calls for restraint after Iran seized British tanker: KUNA Kuwait said on Sunday that it "follows with extreme concern" the latest escalation in the Gulf region, after Iran seized a British tanker, Kuwait's news agency (KUNA) reported....
01:13, 07/22/2019

Iran says UK-flagged tanker was in accident with fishing boat and 'ignored distress call' The detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero was in an accident with an Iranian fishing boat and ignored its distress call, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Saturday, quoting an official....
08:26, 07/20/2019

Working For "Early Release" Of Indians On Tanker Seized By Iran: Centre External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday said the government is working to ensure the early release and repatriation of 18 Indians on board the British-flagged tanker which has been detained......
02:26, 07/22/2019

| US 'piracy' attempt failed, Iran says after court orders tanker release Iran's top diplomat said a US attempt at "piracy" had failed after a Gibraltar court on Thursday ordered the release of a tanker carrying Iranian oil despite a US detention request....
05:39, 08/16/2019

Iran tanker standoff: Tehran releases nine crew of Mt Riah vessel India urges Tehran to release remaining three crew of tanker seized on 13 July amid Middle East tensionsIran has freed nine of 12 Indian crew members of MT Riah, a Panama-flagged tanker it seized this month as part of a growing diplomatic crisis in t...
09:13, 07/27/2019

Iran Arrests British-Iranian Academic Amid Tanker Standoff With U.K. An acclaimed British-Iranian academic was detained just as the two countries appeared to be settling their standoff over an Iranian tanker seized in Gibraltar....
04:52, 08/15/2019

Britain mulls sanctions in response to Iran tanker seizure: The Telegraph British ministers are making plans aimed at targeting Iran with sanctions in the aftermath of the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported....
01:39, 07/21/2019

Iran seizes another foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf, state TV reports Iran has seized another foreign oil tanker in the Gulf, the country’s state TV reported on Sunday, accusing it of smuggling fuel to Arab states and adding that seven sailors on board the tanker had been detained. “The IRGC’s naval f...
01:00, 08/05/2019

4 Indian Crew Of Seized Iran Oil Tanker Freed On Bail Without Charge Four Indian nationals arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into an Iranian oil supertanker seized off the Spanish coast last week have been freed on bail without charge, the Royal......
13:52, 07/13/2019

Panama says withdrawing flag from tanker towed to Iran, cites violations Panama's maritime authority said on Saturday it had begun the process of withdrawing the registration of an oil tanker called MT Riah, which was towed to Iran after it disappeared from ship tracking maps in the Strait of Hormuz on July 14....
04:39, 07/21/2019

Iran told UK warship 'not to interfere' as it seized British-flagged tanker Iran's Revolutionary Guards have released footage purportedly showing them warning off a British warship as they seized a British-flagged tanker near the Strait of Hormuz....
16:26, 07/29/2019

Germany's Merkel: ‘Strong evidence’ Iran to blame for tanker attacks Germany has seen “strong evidence” of Iran’s responsibility for attacks on a pair of oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday....
03:26, 06/19/2019

US to deploy 1,000 more troops to Middle East after alleged Iran tanker attacks The United States will deploy an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East in response to the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that the US blames on Iran. In a statement Monday, Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said the troops were...
05:13, 06/18/2019

Mike Pompeo blames Iran for oil tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman US secretary of state accuses Tehran of ‘lashing out’Iran denies responsibility for early-morning attackThe US has blamed Iran for an early-morning assault on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which ended a Japanese mediation effort and raised fears o...
00:26, 06/14/2019

Pompeo Says Intelligence Points to Iran in Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman The secretary of state offered no evidence, but said the actions fit into a pattern. The assertion is certain to fuel tensions between the Trump administration and Iranian leaders....
23:52, 06/13/2019

In UAE for security talks, John Bolton blames Iran for tanker attacks In the Middle East on Wednesday to discuss security matters with allies, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton blamed Iran for attacks against oil tankers off the coast of the UAE this month....
15:39, 05/29/2019

Iran Arrests British-Iranian Academic, Amid Tanker Standoff With U.K. An acclaimed British-Iranian academic was detained just as the two countries appeared to be settling their standoff over an Iranian tanker seized in Gibraltar....
00:00, 08/15/2019

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, fears of confrontation rise U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran's denials, raising fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route....
22:13, 06/14/2019

Indians Among 23 Crew Members Aboard British Tanker Seized By Iran Indian nationals are among the 23 people who were onboard the British-flagged oil tanker which was seized by Iran on Saturday, said cargo vessel owner Stena Bulk....
03:52, 07/20/2019

Stena Bulk tanker seized by Iran could be released soon: Sweden's SVT broadcaster Sweden has received "very strong indications" that a British oil tanker seized last month by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz is to be released soon, Swedish public service broadcaster SVT reported on Thursday, citing sources within Sweden's foreign mini...
19:52, 08/22/2019

Iran's seized tanker Grace 1 will be freed by Tuesday evening: Fars Iran's seized oil tanker Grace 1 will be freed by Tuesday evening, the country's semi-official Fars news agency quoted unidentified Gibraltar authorities as saying....
14:13, 08/13/2019

Iran Tanker Detained In Gibraltar Could Leave; US Legal Block Still Looms An Iranian tanker detained in Gibraltar for breaching EU sanctions could be allowed to leave on Friday, though a last minute US legal bid to halt it could yet end up back in court, the territory's......
21:13, 08/16/2019

What to Know About the British-Flagged Oil Tanker Seized by Iran Amid Escalating Tensions Iranian forces on Friday seized the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz, a geopolitically vital sea route connecting the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. The move has escalated tensions even further amid already strained rel...
20:39, 07/22/2019

"A Dangerous Game": Iran Asks Britain To Release Its Tanker, Says Report Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign......
11:52, 07/12/2019

UPDATE 2-Iran calls on Britain to release seized oil tanker immediately Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman told state news agency IRNA....
09:39, 07/12/2019

U.S. releases video it says shows Iran removing mine from damaged oil tanker The United States released a video Thursday it says shows an Iranian Navy boat removing an unexploded mine from the hull of the M/T Kokuka Courageous, one of two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman....
08:00, 06/14/2019

Iran dismisses reports about seizure of a British oil tanker in Gulf: IRIB Iran has dismissed as "fabricated" reports of the seizure of a British oil tanker in the Gulf, Iran's IRIB news agency quoted unnamed sources as saying....
16:15, 07/06/2019

U.S. Blames Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks Near Persian Gulf, Secretary of State Says (WASHINGTON) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. believes that Iran is responsible for attacks that damaged two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf. Pompeo said at a news conference Thursday in Washington that the attacks on the s...
20:52, 06/13/2019

UK vows 'serious consequences' if Iran doesn't release British-flagged oil tanker Britain warned Friday there would be "serious consequences" if Iran did not release a UK-flagged oil tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz Friday, the latest confrontation in the increasingly tense standoff in the important shipping route....
11:39, 07/20/2019

Iran Airs Footage Of Attacked Tanker's Crew, Say They're In "Full Health" Iran's English-language Press TV aired footage of rescued crew members of one of the two tankers attacked in the Sea of Oman Thursday, saying they are all in "full health."...
17:00, 06/14/2019

UK vows 'serious consequences' if Iran doesn't release British-flagged tanker Britain warned Friday there would be "serious consequences" if Iran did not release a UK-flagged oil tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz Friday, the latest confrontation in the increasingly tense standoff in the important shipping route....
14:00, 07/20/2019

UK Plans To Send European-Led Gulf Force After Iran Seizes Its Tanker Britain on Monday said it was planning a European-led protection force for shipping in the Gulf after Iranian authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in a dramatic escalation of tensions in the......
07:39, 07/23/2019

British foreign secretary warns of ‘serious consequences’ over Iran seizing oil tanker Britain’s foreign secretary warned Saturday of “serious consequences” if Iran fails to release a British oil tanker it seized a day earlier in the Strait of Hormuz — but he ruled out “military options.” The takeover of the Stena ­Impero — which the U...
06:13, 07/21/2019

US briefing: Mueller testimony, Iran tanker crisis and Puerto Rico Monday’s top story: House committee chairman says Mueller has evidence of Trump’s ‘high crimes and misdemeanours’. Plus, Why leftist groups are taking up armsGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
12:26, 07/22/2019

Iran dismisses U.S. remarks that its naval mines likely used in UAE tanker attacks: Fars Iran's foreign ministry spokesman on Wednesday dismissed remarks by U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton that Iranian naval mines were likely used in attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates this month....
12:52, 05/29/2019

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, oil prices rise Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States, which blamed Tehran for the incident....
21:13, 06/13/2019

Iran Tanker Captain Says UK Used "Brute Force" In Detaining Ship: Report The captain of an Iranian tanker seized in Gibraltar, provoking a diplomatic crisis between Tehran and London, has accused Royal Marines of unnecessary "brute force" when detaining the ship, the BBC......
23:13, 07/30/2019

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Deny Trying To Stop British Tanker: Report Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards rejected on Thursday a US claim that they tried to stop a British tanker in the Gulf a day earlier, the Guards said in a statement carried by the semi-official Fars......
14:26, 07/11/2019

Iran executes ex-employee of defense ministry on charges of spying for U.S.: agency Iran executed a former contract employee for the aerospace organization of the defense ministry in recent days on charges of spying for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the IRIB news agency reported on Saturday....
16:26, 06/22/2019

It's clear that Trump 'doesn't want a war with Iran,' acting US Defense Secretary Shanahan says "When the president says he doesn't want a war with Iran, I think that is pretty clear," acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told reporters traveling with him to Indonesia....
09:00, 05/30/2019

Iran foreign minister says country 'had no choice' but to build missiles for defense Iran’s foreign minister said Wednesday that his country must manufacture missiles for defensive purposes, days after he appeared to suggest the weapons could be up for negotiations....
22:39, 07/17/2019

U.S. envoy for Iran meets Saudi deputy defense minister in Riyadh U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook met Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman in Riyadh on Friday, the minister tweeted....
13:00, 06/21/2019

Trump blames Iran for oil tanker attacks and calls country a 'nation of terror' Iran’s foreign minister said US made allegations without ‘factual or circumstance evidence’ hours before Trump’s Fox News interviewDonald Trump has blamed Iran for recent attacks on two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, describing the ...
18:13, 06/14/2019

Britain and U.S. will regret detaining Iran's oil tanker: Revolutionary Guards deputy commander Britain and the United States will regret detaining an Iranian oil tanker, a deputy commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday, according to the Tasnim news agency....
12:39, 07/11/2019

Iran guards post video of troops rappelling onto British-flagged tanker Iran's Revolutionary Guards posted a video online on Saturday showing speedboats pulling up alongside the detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero and troops wearing ski masks and carrying machine guns rappelling to its deck from a helicopter....
21:13, 07/20/2019

Iran fast-boats preventing towing of damaged Altair tanker: source Iranian military fast-boats in the Gulf of Oman are preventing two privately owned tug boats from towing away an oil tanker damaged in attacks on Thursday, a U.S. official said on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity....
22:13, 06/14/2019

Iran sends team to tanker in Gulf to see if rescued crew can return: Tasnim Iran said on Friday it had dispatched experts to one oil tanker from which it rescued crew members from a fire caused by an attack to see whether they could now return to the vessel....
16:52, 06/14/2019

Detained British-flagged tanker must go through legal process: Iran foreign minister The detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero must go through a legal process because it violated maritime regulations, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt in a phone call on Saturday, the Iranian...
16:52, 07/20/2019

UK vows 'robust' action if Iran doesn't release British-flagged oil tanker Britain reiterated warnings Saturday that it would take "robust" action if Iran did not release a UK-flagged oil tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz, the latest confrontation in a tense standoff unfolding in the important shipping route....
23:26, 07/27/2019

Japanese oil tanker owner disagrees with US military that a mine caused blast near Iran "I do not think there was a time bomb or an object attached to the side of the ship," Yutaka Katada, president of Kokuka Sangyo, said at a press conference Friday....
21:00, 06/14/2019

Iran cleric says Britain should be 'scared' of Tehran's reaction to tanker seizure: Fars An Iranian cleric warned Britain on Saturday about Tehran's retaliation for the capture of an Iranian supertanker by Royal Marines in Gibraltar, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Mohammad Ali Mousavi Jazayeri as saying....
10:53, 07/06/2019

Owners of seized tanker preparing formal request to visit crew in Iran Stena Bulk, the Swedish-based owners of the UK-flagged tanker detained by Iran, said on Saturday they were preparing a formal request to visit its 23 crew members....
21:13, 07/20/2019

U.S. Navy says mine fragments, magnet point to Iran in Gulf tanker attack The United States Navy on Wednesday displayed limpet mine fragments and a magnet it said it had removed from one of two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week, saying the mines bore a striking resemblance to Iranian ones....
15:00, 06/19/2019

Video shows Iran warning British warship not to ‘interfere’ in seizure of oil tanker Video released Monday shows Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces warning a British warship not to interfere as they seized a UK-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz earlier this month. The video, released on Iranian state media, shows Iranian com...
18:00, 07/29/2019

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Joins the U.S. in Blaming Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom will not hesitate to confront Iranian threats to its security. He joined the U.S. in accusing its bitter riv...
19:26, 06/16/2019

India Asks Iran To Release 3 Remaining Crew Members Of Seized Tanker Iran has freed nine Indian crew members of a Panama-flagged tanker it seized this month, the Foreign Ministry said today, and it appealed for the release of three remaining crew members held from the......
10:00, 07/27/2019

U.S. sending 1,000 troops to Middle East amid tensions with Iran over tanker attack The Pentagon on Monday announced it is sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East after attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, which U.S. officials blamed on Iran....
10:39, 06/18/2019

US video ‘shows Iran removing unexploded mine from tanker’ as WW3 tensions mount A US official has claimed it has a video showing Iran’s military removing an unexploded mine from the side of a Japanese tanker, as tensions reach breaking point between Washington and Tehran....
05:26, 06/14/2019

Guards commander says Iran should seize UK oil tanker if Iranian vessel not released: Tweet Iran should seize a British oil tanker if an Iranian tanker detained off Gibraltar earlier this week is not released immediately, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said in a tweet on Friday....
13:00, 07/05/2019

Dan Crenshaw slams Obama adviser for doubting Iran to blame for oil tanker attacks Rep. Dan Crenshaw blasted former President Barack Obama’s adviser Ben Rhodes for questioning whether Iran was behind the attacks on a pair of oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week....
22:13, 06/15/2019

Iran tried to shoot down US Reaper drone that arrived on scene of oil tanker attacks: officials Iran fired a missile – but missed – at an American drone on Thursday after the supposed Iranian attack on oil tankers, while another U.S. drone was shot down by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen in recent day....
00:39, 06/16/2019

Iranian tanker expected to leave Gibraltar late Sunday: Iran's envoy to UK The Iranian tanker caught in a stand-off between Tehran and the West is expected to leave Gibraltar on Sunday night, Iran's ambassador to Britain said, hours after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further....
17:00, 08/18/2019