U.S. Defense Secretary: Iran is responsible for Saudi Aramco attacks
New today to KSA: The addition of 2 Fighter Squadrons, 1 Air Expeditionary Wing, 2 Patriot Batteries, and 1 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system
The Pentagon today says 3,000 of its forces "have been extended or authorized [to Saudi Arabia] within the last month." And since May, "approximately 14,000" forces have been added to CENTCOM's "area of responsibility as an investment into regional security."
Pentagon: Since May, U.S. forces have increased in Middle East by ~14,000: statement. There are currently more than 60,000 U.S. troops deployed to various countries and aboard warships
At noon Esper and Milley will announce that more forces are headed to Saudi Arabia. It will be two F-15 squadrons and AWACs to backfill planes sent in May in response to Iran threat
US to send thousands of additional troops to Saudi Arabia following September 14 attack – Reuters
Iran's National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) rejects reports one of its oil tankers in Red Sea hit by rockets from Saudi Arabia calling situation "stable" and crew members "safe," Iranian state media says. U.S. officials say not clear what happened
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First images from Iranian oil tanker SABITI in Red Sea that suffered from two separate explosions on Friday morning as a result of likely missile attack. Iran
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Iranian Tanker Sabiti just went live on @MarineTraffic's AIS
After a temporary halt in oil leakage from Iranian tanker SABITI in Red Sea, the leakage has again started and is going on. Iran's NITC had earlier said that the two main oil tanks of the vessel had been damaged likely as a result of missile attack
The US Navy: We are aware of media reports about the Iranian ship and no other information we have
Iranian National Petroleum Company has said that two missiles targeted the oil tanker Sinopa which has caused the explosions
Explosion at tanker in Red Sea: Report says all crew members of Iranian vessel are safe and the situation of tanker is stable
Explosion at tanker in Red Sea: The owner of the Iranian oil tanker suspects the explosion was caused by missile strikes
: We believe explosion could happen at the Iranian Suezmax tanker SINOPA. She is laden with a million barrels of oil bound for Syria. That's her regular run. This is the 3rd Iranian tanker in 6 months to be incapacitated in this part of the Red Sea. 1st it was HAPPINESS I & recently, HELM.
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Iran's state TV: Iranian oil tanker Sinopa has suffered an explosion about 60 miles away from the Saudi port of Jeddah, experts on the vessel believe the explosion was an act of terrorism
Explosion sets Iranian oil tanker on fire near Saudi port city of Jeddah
Warplanes intensively overflew Al-Bukamal east of Deir ez-Zur.
: @SecPompeo met yesterday with Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman. They "discussed recent attacks on the Aramco facilities in Saudi Arabia, & the Secretary agreed that Saudi Arabia has every right to defend itself & its borders."
Netanyahu: "Israel strongly condemns the Turkish invasion of the Kurdish areas in Syria and warns against the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds by Turkey and its proxies. Israel is prepared to extend humanitarian assistance to the gallant Kurdish people."
PM of the transition government Netanyahu: The attack in Halle Germany on the holiest day for Jews is further proof for growing antisemitism in Europe. I call upon the German government to continue its efforts of fighting antisemitism
Deir ez-Zur: ISIS targeted headquarters of Iranian militias around Al Bukamal city by mortar shells
Khamenei: IslamicRevolution's art is encouraging men & women to enter tough fields including science; this has made all, even enemies, to praise it. A few years ago, a Zionist author said he was an enemy of Iran but he'd bow down to the man who designed such missiles despite sanctions
Khamenei: The IslamicRevolution has offered the world a 3rd option which is neither socialist nor liberal democracy. We should be able to attract HEARTS by our logical words & actions to this path beneficial to mankind & save nations from the infiltration of West's deviating culture
Khamenei: Iran's intellectuals can play an important role in public diplomacy. Connecting with West Asia, World of Islam, even the world's truth-seeking academics including those in Europe or America can lead to the promotion of pure & humane knowledge
Khamenei: Science, if not coupled with upright intellectual approach, will become dangerous. That's why we believe academic elites should seriously pursue 'religion' & 'nationality'. We want science but we don't want our universities to be a reproduction of some U.S. university
Khamenei: Nuclear science is beneficial but since it's not been coupled with love for humanity, it led to nuclear disasters. Despite having the ability to develop nukes, we firmly & bravely avoided it, for building & keeping nukes , like using them, is haram
Khamenei: Meeting with a group of academic elites and talented scientists
Khamenei: I thanked God for young Iranians' talents & their revolutionary efforts manifested in Exhibition of MadeinIRAN knowledge-based companies. Rely on God; you will certainly be able to put an end to nation's economic problems, God willing
Khamenei: 2-hour visit to the exhibition of knowledge-based companies and advanced technologies MadeinIRAN