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There are 5 possible Iranian military boats (red) near the British oil tanker Atlantic Pioneer(blue) in the strait of Hormuz.
US Fifth Fleet: We work closely with the British Navy to secure free trade
Vice Adm. Malloy, Commander @US5thFleet which oversees U.S. naval forces in the Persian Gulf: "The United States Fifth Fleet is aware of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy's unlawful harassment and attempts to interfere with the passage of the UK-flagged merchant vessel."
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USAF U-2S AE0950 "Dragon Lady" M0723QQM is showing currently over Iran
The US State Department strongly condemns the Iranian Revolutionary Guard intercepting a British tanker and stresses the freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz
The IAEA has found signs of radioactive material which would violate the JCPOA at an Iranian nuclear site identified by the Israeli Mossad
Yesterday, @POTUS spoke with @netanyahu. "The two leaders discussed cooperation between the United States and Israel in advancing shared national security interests, including efforts to prevent Iran's malign actions in the region," according to @WhiteHouse.
Gibraltar police arrest Iranian oil tanker captain on suspicion of violating sanctions on Syria
Gibraltar police arrest captain, officer of detained Iran tanker
US Central Command: Threats of Freedom of International Maritime Navigation Require International Solution
: "It seems that the Brits and the French and the Germans are coming around to the idea that the Iranians are up to no good." @BillHemmer @FoxNews
President Trump's nominee to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley on Iran: "They've been a malign actor for many many years not just since the (US) withdrawal from JCPOA but their intensity of malign activity I think has increased since that event"
Sky Sources say the Department for Transport has issued new guidance to all British-flagged ships to go to a heightened state of security in the Strait of Hormuz after the Ministry of Defence said three Iranian vessels "attempted to impede" the passage of a commercial vessel
Russian Foreign Ministry: All possibilities of dialogue between Washington and Tehran are available, but the United States must stop escalation
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There are currently five UK-flagged crude oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Hakusan (not visible in the pic, near Kuwait), Atlantic Pioneer, Security, Leonora Kosan, Stena Clear Sky + the freighter Duhallow.
OPEC: Oil production in Iran fell by 142 thousand barrels per day in June
Hunt: for Grace 1 with Iranian oil in Gibraltar we have applied the European sanctions on Assad regime that used chemical weapons against his people
British Prime Minister spokesman: We will discuss any US request for support of Washington in the Middle East
Spokesman for the British Prime Minister: We are concerned about Iran's attempt to intercept a British oil tanker in the Gulf and call for non-escalation
Spokesman for the British Prime Minister: The detention of the Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar connected to sanctions on Syria, not Iran
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Civilians flee border areas between Kurdistan region-Iran as Iranian army intensify its bombardment on Iranian Kurdish parties.
Iranian artillery shelling Iranian Kurdish party bases on Kurdistan region-Iranian border.
Deputy commander of the IRGC: Britain will regret detaining an oil tanker that was carrying Iranian oil
Iranian Revolutionary Guards: We will announce the measures we will take against Britain soon
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister: Moscow is concerned about the situation in the Strait of Hormuz
Britain's Ministry of Defence: "HMS Montrose was forced to position herself between the Iranian vessels and British Heritage and issue verbal warnings to the Iranian vessels, which then turned away."
Britain's Ministry of Defence statement on yesterday's Strait of Hormuz incident: "Contrary to international law, three Iranian vessels attempted to impede the passage of a commercial vessel, British Heritage, through the Strait of Hormuz."
Iran's Revolutionary Guards deny reports of trying to detain a British oil tanker in the Gulf
Five Iranian IRGC boats unsuccessfully tried to seize a British oil tanker "British Heritage" in the Persian Gulf today, US officials with knowledge of the incident tell @barbarastarrcnn. The Iranians ordered the tanker to change course and stop in nearby Iranian territorial waters
A US defense official said Iranian boats had asked the British carrier to stop in Iranian waters but had backed off when it received a warning from a British warship
The @RoyalNavy frigate HMS Montrose issued a warning to the IRGC vessels and an escalation was averted, according to military officials.
US military officials say one of their aircraft has videotaped IRGC boats attempting to divert a British oil tanker into Iran territorial waters.