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Pressed into a corner, Iran threatens oil exports from Persian Gulf
May 14, 2019
Fearful for its economy and domestic stability—and angered by U.S. sanctions and stance—Tehran sends escalation warning signals.
Israel seeks strong deterrence as U.S. pushes back against Iran’s destabilizing behavior
May 10, 2019
As sanctions cripple the Iranian economy and the Trump administration ends oil waivers for certain countries, Tehran is lashing back, including with threats of closing the Strait of Hormuz.
Latest Iranian sanctions ‘right way’ to exert maximum pressure on Tehran, says Mideast analyst
May 9, 2019
“Iran’s non-oil exports, like industrial metals, are not an insignificant source of revenue for the regime, and [represent] one of several cash flows that should be impeded,” said Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
US officials: Iran seems to be moving ballistic missiles by boat to Persian Gulf
May 8, 2019
It remains unclear if Iran would launch the missiles from the boats, or if the regime is moving the missiles by boat for Iranian ground forces.
Iran claims US committing ‘psychological warfare’ by sending carrier to Gulf
May 7, 2019
Semi-official Tasnim news agency reported that a spokesperson for Iran’s supreme national security council, Keyvan Khosravi, said “Bolton’s statement is a clumsy use of a burnt-out happening for psychological warfare.”
Report: Israel provided tip about possible Iranian attack on US interests in Gulf
May 6, 2019
U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said: “The United States is ... send[ing] a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force.”
US sends aircraft strike group to Gulf in response to threats coming out of Iran
May 6, 2019
“The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps or regular Iranian forces,” said U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton.