Gulf attacks: "We are going to make our own independent assessment" but."we have no reason not to believe the US assessment" (blaming Iran) says @Jeremy_Hunt on R4

Map. History of Iran conflict

25 June 2019
Acting US Secretary of Defense: There is currently a process underway to identify the source of the mines used in the attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman
Image courtesy of @planetlabs, fire extinguished on Front Altair, hole in the side of the vessel can be seen.1 week ago
Image courtesy of @planetlabs, fire extinguished on Front Altair, hole in the side of the vessel can be seen.
Norwegian insurer releases report blaming Iran for attack on the tankers, but it cites possible anti-ship missiles instead of mines. Also confirms CENTCOM report that Norwegian crew was forced to board Iranian vessel after already being rescued1 week ago
Norwegian insurer releases report blaming Iran for attack on the tankers, but it cites possible anti-ship missiles instead of mines. Also confirms CENTCOM report that Norwegian crew was forced to board Iranian vessel after already being rescued
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US official says Altair crew still in custody of Iran and ship still ablaze-Iran preventing two tugs from moving Altair. USS Bainbridge has returned crew of Kokuka Courageous back to ship and large tug from UAE is on scene to tug it toward Fujairah
1 week ago
Moscow is calling for no hasty conclusions about the attack on tankers in the Sea of Oman
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German Foreign Ministry: The U.S. video of the attack on the two tankers is not enough as evidence to reach definitive conclusion on who is responsible for it
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Pentagon believes crew of Norwegian-owned tanker Front Altair detained by Iran. US officials say crew first rescued by merchant vessel, Hyundai Dubai, but Iranian gunboats surrounded ship demanding crew. Captain ordered crew to surrender. 23 crew members being held in Iran
Iraqi Prime Minister receives phone call from US Secretary of State to discuss efforts to calm the region and tension with Iran
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with Iran President Hassan Rouhani in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, cancelled due to scheduling issues. The official banquet got delayed which disrupted the schedule of all the leaders.
Meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Bishkek: Rouhani to Putin: In the conditions of serious external influence, imposed by external sanctions, the need for interaction between our countries becomes more urgent every day
Trump: The Gulf of Oman will not be closed but if it happens, it will not last long
Trump: We will not allow Iran to have nuclear weapons
Trump on Tanker attack: "Iran did do it"
Putin: Relations with Iran are evolving in several areas, in the economy and in support of the stability of the region and our common presence in the fight against terrorism in Syria, we have done a lot in this area including because of Iran's position and this is our common success.
1 week ago
Iran sends team to tanker in Gulf to see if rescued crew can return -Tasnim
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif "lacks credibility"
1 week ago
The owner of the oil tanker Altair confirms there is no pollution or leakage in the Gulf of Oman
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The owner of the oil tanker Front Altair announces the control of the fire and that the ship's position is stable
US Centcom published a statement claiming the following1 week ago
US Centcom published a statement claiming the following
Iran President Rouhani says US actions threaten Middle East stability
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Gulf attacks: "We are going to make our own independent assessment" but."we have no reason not to believe the US assessment" (blaming Iran) says @Jeremy_Hunt on R4
Crew on Japan tanker saw 'flying object' before attack: company head
Japan says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will convey the result of his meeting with Iranian leaders to US President Donald Trump during the upcoming G20 Summit.
Reuters: Chinese President tells Iranian president that his country will develop its relations with Tehran regardless of the change of situation
Iran says it is in charge of security of Strait of Hormuz: state radio
Image: one of the limpet mines didn't go off.1 week ago
Image: one of the limpet mines didn't go off.
Video recorded by U.S aircraft of an IRGC Gashti-class patrol boat removing an unexploded limpet mine from MT Kokuka Courageous. Courageous suffered an explosion while in GulfofOman. Her 21 crew members were rescued by USNavy destroyer USSBainbridge.1 week ago
Video recorded by U.S aircraft of an IRGC Gashti-class patrol boat removing an unexploded limpet mine from MT Kokuka Courageous. Courageous suffered an explosion while in GulfofOman. Her 21 crew members were rescued by USNavy destroyer USSBainbridge.
Images and video being released by @CENTCOM showing what it says is a likely unexploded limpet mine attached to the hull of the Japanese-owned chemical tanker Kokura Courageous.1 week ago
Images and video being released by @CENTCOM showing what it says is a likely unexploded limpet mine attached to the hull of the Japanese-owned chemical tanker Kokura Courageous.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) responded to a distress call from the MV Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman1 week ago
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) responded to a distress call from the MV Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman
Iranian gunboat removed unexploded mine attached to Japanese-owned oil tanker which suffered serious damage early Thursday: U.S. officials
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UK blames Iran for oil tanker attacks: Reuters government source
Iran categorically rejects the U.S. 'unfounded' claim with regard to oil tanker incidents. Blames U.S. for another 'Iranophobic campaign'
Saudi Arabia agrees Iran was behind tanker attacks: Saudi minister
1 week ago
The US said it had a video of the Iranian boat removing an unexploded mine from a Japanese tanker after Pompeo named Teheran as responsible
1 week ago
CNN quoting US officials claims: - USS Bainbridge was in the vicinity of Japanese tanker when hit in Oman Gulf - Iranian boat approached the tanker and removed unexploded mines from the tanker.
Iran's UN Mission says Tehran "categorically rejects" US claims it was responsible for latest oil tanker incidents.
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"We have no interest in engaging in a new conflict in the Middle East. We will defend our interests, but a war with Iran is not in our strategic interest, nor in the best interest of the international community." - @CENTCOM spokesman Lt. Colonel Earl Brown.
U.S. military spokesman issues terse statement on Gulf of Oman, saying "USS Bainbridge remains in close contact with the MV Kokuka Courageous and is the on-scene U.S. command authority. No interference with USS Bainbridge, or its mission, will be tolerated."
Acting US Defense Secretary: Iran's repeated attacks pose a threat to international peace and security and an attack on freedom of navigation
1 week ago
Pentagon: USS Mason - Navy destroyer - being sent to help USS Bainbridge with rescue efforts in wake of tanker attacks in Gulf today.
Trump official: Washington is discussing with its allies how to protect international navigation
Iranian Foreign Ministry: What happened in the Sea of Oman is suspicious and this actor targets regional and international efforts to reduce tension
Al-Faleh: Aramco has increased its readiness to deal with such hostile actions
1 week ago
[email protected]: "It is the assessment of the U.S. government that Iran is responsible for today's attacks in the Gulf of Oman.." @StateDept @SecPompeo
Saudi Energy Minister condemns attack on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman
Pompeo: The United States will defend its forces and interests and will support its partners to protect international trade and regional stability
Pompeo: We call on countries threatened by Iranian actions to join us to protect world trade and regional stability
Pompeo: Iran insulted Japan's prime minister after hitting one of his country's ships during his visit
Pompeo: Iran is working to disrupt the flow of oil across the Strait of Hormuz
Pompeo: This attack is the latest in a series of attacks by Iran and its proxies against the United States and its allies
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: Iran threatens maritime navigation
Secretary Pompeo says Iran responsible for ship attacks in Gulf of Oman this morning.
The FrontAltair tanker was one of 2 ships reportedly attacked today in the Gulf of Oman At the time of the incident, it was carrying 75,000 tonnes of naphtha. 2 of  Sentinel images caught the ship on fire:Sentinel2 (detail); idem (wider view); Sentinel3 image by @simon_sat1 week ago
The #FrontAltair tanker was one of 2 ships reportedly attacked today in the Gulf of Oman At the time of the incident, it was carrying 75,000 tonnes of naphtha. 2 of Sentinel images caught the ship on fire:Sentinel2 (detail); idem (wider view); Sentinel3 image by @simon_sat
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[email protected]: While I very much appreciate P.M. Abe going to Iran to meet with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, I personally feel that it is too soon to even think about making a deal. They are not ready, and neither are we.
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[email protected] reports a The crew of USS Bainbridge have reported that they saw an unexploded limpet mine on the side of one of the ships attacked Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, according to a US defense official
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to deliver remarks at State Department at 2:15 p.m. ET following attacks on two oil tankers outside Persian Gulf
Twitter deletes thousands of accounts tied to Iran, seeks to end false info campaigns
Saudi-led Coalition releases footage of the terror attack carried out by the Iran-backed Houthi militias on Abha Airport
The Trump admin is confident it knows who's responsible for the attack on the oil tankers. US officials will share their conclusions today, @margarettalev reports.
Arab coalition: The attack on the two oil tankers could be linked to another one carried out by al-Houthi on a tanker in Red Sea last year
U.S. tells the Security Council that it is unacceptable to attack merchant ships from any party
France's representative to the Security Council: The Arab world faces more political challenges than ever
US tells UN Security Council it will raise tanker attacks during closed-door council meeting later on Thursday - diplomats
The UN Security Council is discussing the attack on the oil tankers in the Sea of Oman
A US defense official said it was "highly likely Iran caused these attacks" on Thursday. The official dismissed an Iranian claim to have rescued the crews of both vessels in the Gulf of Oman as "patently false."
Arab League: Security Council must act to respond to attacks on oil tankers
1 week ago
Kremlin: It is too early to say who is responsible for the attack on the two ships in the Sea of Oman and warn against rushing conclusions
World cannot afford major confrontation in the Gulf: UN chief
European Space Agency satellite captures image of smoke rising from 1 of 2 oil tankers damaged in apparent attacks; unclear who might be responsible. 1 tanker managed by Singapore-based company but Panama-flagged, other owned by a Norwegian company but Marshall Islands-flagged.1 week ago
European Space Agency satellite captures image of smoke rising from 1 of 2 oil tankers damaged in apparent attacks; unclear who might be responsible. 1 tanker managed by Singapore-based company but Panama-flagged, other owned by a Norwegian company but Marshall Islands-flagged.
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Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln had been in port in Oman and had just returned to sea Thursday - same day two oil tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman
Gulf of Oman oil tanker fire viewed by NASA satellite « Roy Spencer, PhD1 week ago
Gulf of Oman oil tanker fire viewed by NASA satellite « Roy Spencer, PhD
1 week ago
The damage to one of two tankers that came under attack off the coast of Iran is consistent with a hit by a torpedo or other projectile, according to early assessments
1 week ago
Oil tanker owners DHT Holdings and Heidmar have suspended new bookings to the Middle East Gulf region following the attacks against two tankers in the Sea of Oman
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Twelve Russians sailors were evacuated from a tanker in the Gulf of Oman - Russian Seamen's Union
Tropical Cyclone VAYU. Warning n.121 week ago
Tropical Cyclone VAYU. Warning n.12
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USS Bainbridge has 21 mariners on board from commercial cargo vessel that had to abandon ship after being attacked in Gulf of Oman. USN P-8 on station overhead conducting surveillance
Aerial footage shows one of the oil tankers targeted in the Sea of Oman1 week ago
Aerial footage shows one of the oil tankers targeted in the Sea of Oman
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DOD official: USS Bainbridge was nearby when the attack happened. A tug took on board mariners from Kokuka Courageous and then transferred them to USS Bainbridge where they are now in Gulf of Oman
Earlier today the Front Altair crude oil tanker was apparently attacked in the GulfOfOman. Shortly after, the @CopernicusEU Sentinel-3A satellite flew over and took this view. Smoke from the burning tanker clearly visible on the left (circled red).1 week ago
Earlier today the Front Altair crude oil tanker was apparently attacked in the GulfOfOman. Shortly after, the @CopernicusEU Sentinel-3A satellite flew over and took this view. Smoke from the burning tanker clearly visible on the left (circled red).
White House: We are aware of reports of an attack on ships in the Gulf of Oman and assess the situation
Images of the fire at Front Altair1 week ago
Images of the fire at Front Altair
Iranian news agency ISNA published pictures of one of the tankers amid the attack1 week ago
Iranian news agency ISNA published pictures of one of the tankers amid the attack
USAF KC135R GOLD76 en route to the Persian Gulf1 week ago
USAF KC135R GOLD76 en route to the Persian Gulf
EU calls for 'maximum restraint' after Gulf of Oman incident
1 week ago
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister referred to tankers attacked near Oman, saying that "measures must be taken to stabilize the situation in Iran"
Kuwait has put its oil facilities on high alert following the attack against two tankers in the Sea of Oman
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Khamenei: I welcome your suggestion to expand relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Japan is an important country in Asia and if they are willing to expand relations with Iran, they should demonstrate their firm determination, just as some important countries have done so.
TankerTrackers: Here is the first @NASA satellite image taken this morning of (what seems to be based on AIS pos) the FrontAltair tanker. We had to enhance the original. We noted the distress call times as reported by @katiemcque. A couple of tugboats in the area have diverted to assist.1 week ago
TankerTrackers: Here is the first @NASA satellite image taken this morning of (what seems to be based on AIS pos) the FrontAltair tanker. We had to enhance the original. We noted the distress call times as reported by @katiemcque. A couple of tugboats in the area have diverted to assist.
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Khamenei: It's good that you acknowledge the fact that the Americans have always wanted to impose their own thoughts and beliefs on other nations; and it's also good to know that the Americans observe no limit in imposing their views on others.
Iran expresses 'concern' after 'suspicious' tanker incidents
1 week ago
Khamenei: You said Mr. @abeshinzo, that Trump has said negotiations with the U.S. would lead to Iran's progress. By the Grace of God, without negotiations and despite sanctions, we will progress.
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Khamenei: After the nuclear deal, the first one to immediately breach the JCPOA was Obama; the same person who had requested negotiations with Iran and had sent a mediator. This is our experience, and Mr. Abe, know that we won't repeat the same experience.
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Khamenei: [email protected] U.S. president met and talked with you a few days ago, including about Iran. But after returning from Japan, he immediately imposed sanctions on Iran's petrochemical industry. Is this a message of honesty Does that show he is willing to hold genuine negotiations
Supreme Leader of Iran Khamenei: Trump's words that America does not want to change our regime is a pure lie, if he was able to do it, will do so without hesitation
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Khamenei: We do not believe at all that the U.S. is seeking genuine negotiations with Iran; because genuine negotiations would never come from a person like Trump. Genuineness is very rare among U.S. officials.
Supreme Leader of Iran Khamenei: Trump does not deserve to exchange messages with him and I have no answers or private messages sent to him
1 week ago
Khamenei: The U.S. doesn't have, by any means, the competency to say which country should or shouldn't possess nuclear weapons; because the U.S. has thousands of nuclear warheads in its arsenals.
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Khamenei: We oppose nuclear weapons and our religious verdicts prohibit building nuclear weapons. But know that if we ever intended to produce nuclear weapons, the U.S. wouldn't be able to do anything against that, and U.S.'s prohibition would never make an obstacle.
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Front Altair attack: Salvage vessel E-TWO at Front Altair now. Standing off at the moment, reporting large hole just above the waterline, cargo coming out and on fire.
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American warship identifying itself as 'Coalition Warship' staring they have multiple vessels and aircraft in the vicinity. Iranian Navy calling vessels asking their intention in the area. Also calling to speak to the Captain of Kokukua Coursgeous, he hasn't responded yet.
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Frontline oil tanker Front Altair still on fire, has not sunk -Frontline spokesman citing information from nearby vessel
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Attacked happened about 0630 Local time (0230 UTC) On the VHF the distress call stated they were under attack and on fire. They had to abandon ship and were picked up by Hyundai Dubai. They were then transferred to an Iranian SAR vessel and Hyundai Dubai continued its voyage.
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Khamenei: Our problem with the U.S. is not the issue of government change; because even if they pursue such a thing, they won't be able to achieve it, just as previous U.S. presidents tried in vain to destroy the Islamic Republic over the past 40 years.
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Khamenei: The Islamic Republic has no trust in the U.S. and the previous bitter experience we had in negotiating with the U.S. within JCPOA will never be repeated again, because no free and wise nation would accept negotiations under pressure.
.@DonaldAMacLeod: Sitting at anchor off Fujairah in the Gulf of Oman and tanker Front Altair is torpedoed 45 miles away from us, another one Kokuka Courageous is hit 75 miles away.1 week ago
[email protected]: Sitting at anchor off Fujairah in the Gulf of Oman and tanker Front Altair is torpedoed 45 miles away from us, another one Kokuka Courageous is hit 75 miles away.
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Khamenei: We have no doubt in @abeshinzo's goodwill and seriousness; but regarding what you mentioned from U.S. president, I don't consider Trump as a person deserving to exchange messages with; I have no response for him and will not answer him.
Iranian leader to Japanese PM: We do not believe Trump's offer to hold talks
.@iribnewsFa releases images of a burning tanker in the Gulf1 week ago
[email protected] releases images of a burning tanker in the Gulf
Japan's trade minister says he has received information that two ships carrying cargo related to Japan have been attacked near the Strait of Hormuz.
1 week ago
Tanker Front Altair is burning in the Gulf of Oman
1 week ago
"Oil tanker Front Altair was carrying 75,000 tons of naphtha, a petrochemical feedstock, when it was "suspected of being hit by a torpedo" around noon Taiwan time (0400GMT), Wu I-Fang, CPC's petrochemical business division CEO," told Reuters.
Japan PM says Iranian Supreme Leader told him that Iran has no intention to make or use nuclear weapons
1 week ago
Iranian ships rescued 44 foreign sailors after the attack on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman
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Two oil tankers still on fire after attacks in Gulf of Oman - source
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Incident involving tanker Kokuka Courageous damaged ship's hull but tanker in no danger of sinking - spokesman
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21 crew members abandoned ship after incident in Gulf of Oman: spokesman for Kokuka Courageous tanker managers.
Statement: One of the ships was loaded with methanol on its way from Jubail, Saudi Arabia to Singapore
1 week ago
Taiwan's CPC says oil tanker front Altair carrying 75,000 tonnes of naphtha for CPC suspected of being hit by unknown object
Spokesperson from the UAE's National Military Council says they do not believe the incident took place within UAE waters. #Hormuz
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The U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet says it is "aware of the reported attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman"
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