Strait of Hormuz

  • DUBAI Aug 17, 2019

    Yemen Rebel Drone Attack Targets Remote Saudi Oil Field

    Drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia’s sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a “limited fire” in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry. The attack on the Shaybah oil field, which produces some 1 million barrels of crude oil a day near...

  • Donald Trump Aug 4, 2019

    Report: Iran Seizes Tanker Carrying ‘Smuggled Fuel’ in Gulf

    Iranian forces seized a ship in the Persian Gulf suspected of carrying smuggled fuel, state media reported Sunday, marking the Revolutionary Guard’s third seizure of a vessel in recent weeks and the latest show of strength by the paramilitary force amid a spike in regional tensions. State TV and the semi-official Fars news agency reported that seven crew members were...

  • United States Aug 1, 2019

    Germany Declines US Request to Join Persian Gulf Mission

    Germany’s foreign minister is ruling out his country’s participation in a proposed U.S.-led mission to protect maritime traffic in the Persian Gulf area. The U.S. recently asked allies to contribute to a mission to secure maritime traffic through the Strait of Hormuz, a critical oil shipping corridor, in the wake of increased Iranian aggression in the...

  • United States Jul 21, 2019

    New Audio Shows UK Could Not Prevent Iran Takeover of Tanker

    The release Sunday of an audio recording has shed new light on the seizure of a British-flagged tanker at the hands of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as tensions flare in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The audio released by maritime security risk firm Dryad Global shows that a British frigate was too far away from the targeted tanker to keep it...

  • Donald Trump Jul 18, 2019

    American Warship Destroys Iranian Drone in Strait of Hormuz

    A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and Trump came close to retaliating with a military strike.

  • Donald Trump Jul 18, 2019

    U.S. Navy Ship Shoots Down Iranian Drone

    On Thursday, President  Donald Trump said that a U.S. Navy ship shot down an Iranian drone in a defensive action in the Strait of Hormuz.

  • Trump administration Jul 11, 2019

    Britain Says Iranian Vessels Tried to Block Ship in Gulf

    The British navy said it prevented three Iranian paramilitary vessels from impeding the passage of a British commercial ship in the Strait of Hormuz early Thursday, a day after Iran’s president warned of repercussions for the seizure of its own supertanker. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard denied the allegations, saying if it had received orders to seize any ships it would have...

  • Donald Trump Jul 6, 2019

    Top Official Says Iran Ready for Higher Uranium Enrichment

    A top aide to Iran’s supreme leader says the Islamic Republic is ready to enrich uranium beyond the level set by Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal, just ahead of a deadline it set Sunday for Europe to offer new terms to the accord. A video message by Ali Akbar Velayati included him saying that “Americans directly and Europeans indirectly violated the...

  • United States Jun 20, 2019

    Pentagon Video Shows US Drone Downed by Iranian Missile

    Smoke billows from an U.S. Global Hawk drone that was hit by an Iranian missile over the Strait of Hormuz in video provided by the Pentagon. The U.S. military called the attack unprovoked and said the unmanned plane was over international waters, though Iran claimed the vehicle was violating its airspace.

  • United States Jun 18, 2019

    Iranian President: Iran Isn’t Seeking War Against Any Nation

    Iran is not seeking to wage war against any nation, the country’s president said Tuesday while at the same time stressing that Iranians will withstand mounting U.S. pressure and emerge victorious. The remarks by President Hassan Rouhani came as Tehran and Washington are edging toward a flashpoint after Iran announced it was breaking compliance with the nuclear deal with world...

  • president Jul 29, 2017

    Iran Says US Navy Fires Warning Shots Near Its Vessels

    Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard said Saturday a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier fired a warning shot in an “unprofessional” confrontation with Iranian vessels, the official IRNA news agency reported. IRNA quoted a statement from the Guard as saying that the USS Nimitz and an accompanying ship came near an Iranian oil offshore platform in the Persian Gulf and a helicopter from...

  • United States Jul 25, 2017

    US Navy Fires Warning Shots Near Iran Ship in Persian Gulf

    A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran’s hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the situation....
    The encounter involving the USS Thunderbolt, a Cyclone-class...

  • United States Mar 6, 2017

    Iranian Boats Move Close to US Ship in Strait of Hormuz

    A Navy official says a U.S. ship was forced to change course and move out of the way of Iranian fast boats while moving through the Strait of Hormuz during the weekend, in what has become a frequent occurrence there. No warning shots or flares were fired. The official says the Iranian boats tried to get between the U.S. and...

  • NBC Dec 29, 2015

    Iranian Rockets Fired Near U.S. Aircraft Carrier

    The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman came about 1,500 yards from an Iranian rocket in the Strait of Hormuz last week, two U.S. military officials told NBC News on Tuesday....
    As the Truman was transiting the strait, which connects the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf, Iranian Revolutionary Guards conducted a live-fire exercise right near the U.S. carrier Saturday,...

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