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Iranian tanker struck by missiles near Saudi Arabia, oil leaks into Red Sea
October 11, 2019
It was carrying about 1 million barrels of oil when the attack occurred.
Pompeo accuses Iran of lying about oil delivery to Syria
October 10, 2019
“EU members should condemn this action, uphold the rule of law, and hold Iran accountable,” tweeted U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Iran: UK-flagged ship is ‘free to leave’ Persian Gulf
September 23, 2019
The development comes ahead of a meeting between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
Iranian oil tanker turns off tracking system in effort to evade US sanctions
September 4, 2019
America has warned not to aid the supertanker possibly headed towards Syria—a violation of sanctions against Iran’s energy sector.
Report: US cyberattack hurt Iranian capability to target oil tankers in Persian Gulf
August 28, 2019
It was the first attack by the Cyber Command since it was raised to full combatant command in May.
August 23, 2019
Time for the UK to join the US on Iran
Tehran’s latest antics, both its kidnapping of Westerners and its seizure of oil tankers in the Persian Gulf, are part of a wider effort to blackmail European countries into remaining party to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. But the time has come to stop paying Iran’s ransom demands.
Iranian oil tanker reportedly making its way towards Syria
August 21, 2019
“Sources say the ship plans to meet two Syrian-owned oil tankers in the Mediterranean later this year and conduct a ship-to-ship transfer of the crude oil,” according to Fox News.
Iranian tanker heads towards Greece, Washington warns Athens not to assist it
August 20, 2019
Iran said if the United States attempts to seize the ship, there would be “heavy consequences.”
UK releases seized Iranian oil tanker, despite US efforts to stop the move
August 16, 2019
“What we found aboard the vessel has confirmed the view that we took was the correct view. We have only released the vessel. ... when we have been convinced that the vessel is not now going to Syria,” Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo told CNN.
Iran warns of war if ‘Zionists’ enter the Persian Gulf
August 12, 2019
“Whenever our commanders wish to, they are able to detain any ship, even if it is accompanied by American and British forces,” warned Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps naval commander Alireza Tangsiri.
US warns about Iranian threats to commercial shipping in Strait of Hormuz
August 8, 2019
U.S. Central Command stated that “vessels have reported GPS interference, bridge-to-bridge communications spoofing, and/or other communications jamming with little to no warning.”
Rouhani warns that ‘war with Iran is the mother of all wars,’ calls for peace
August 6, 2019
In a TV address, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran “favors talks and negotiations,” but insists that America lift its sanctions first.
Britain joins US to secure passage in Gulf following tanker seizures by Iran
August 5, 2019
A fifth of the world’s oil passes through the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran claims to have seized another oil tanker in the Persian Gulf
August 4, 2019
The tanker, which Iran claims was smuggling fuel for some Arab countries, was taken to Bushehr Port, where its cargo was confiscated and crew of seven detained, according to Iranian media.
Rouhani suggests possible ship swap between Iran, UK
July 24, 2019
“We do not seek the continuation of tension with some European countries,” said Iranian Prime Minister Hassan Rouhani on his website.