A spokesman of the Iranian parliament accused Israel in an attack on Saudi Arabian tankers

Map. History of Iran conflict

20 May 2019
US-led coalition fighting ISIS at a "high level of alert" due to a "possible imminent threat to US forces in Iraq," according to @DeptofDefense statement.
CENTCOM is pushing back on a statement made by a senior British general that "there has been no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria.". CENTCOM says comments "run counter to the identified credible threats available to intelligence from U.S. and allies."
The fire at the Tabriz Petrochemical Company is under control, the refinery's spox claims. Albeit rumors of a Saudi cyber attack, the fire was the result of hydrochemicals transfers inside the facility, he says.
5 day ago
Khamenei: Look how enemy's calculation system is messed up that their president says: there are protests against the establishment in Iran every Friday. Firstly, it's not on Fridays, but on Saturdays. Secondly, it's not in Tehran, but in Paris.
5 day ago
Khamenei: U.S. govt needs to make uproar. They say: our behavior changed Iran. Yes: Iranians' abhorrence towards U.S. increased 10 times and U.S.'s chance of infringing on Iran's interests got slim; our youth's determination to be prepared and our armed forces' vigilance have increased.
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Khamenei: There're no doubt that U.S.'s animosity that started with the Revolution, has become very explicit now. The animosity existed before but it wasn't so explicit. One should know that an enemy who makes an uproar by threatening, doesn't have much real power.
5 day ago
Khamenei: Negotiating with decent people is also wrong let alone negotiating with U.S. officials who aren't even decent and don't abide by anything. No noble and wise Iranian would trade their strong points. Of course no one among our wise men seeks negotiations.
Putin's spokesman Peskov: you have to wait end of Pompeo-Putin meeting something between 30 minutes and 3 hours
UAE: Saudi Arabia, America, France and Norway participate in the investigation into the sabotage operation off Fujairah
5 day ago
Khamenei: They say let's negotiate your defensive arms, and why you make missiles with certain range; reduce the range so that if we strike your bases you won't be able to strike back at us. Or they say let's talk about your strategical influence in the region, i.e. you give up on it.
5 day ago
Khamenei: Negotiations are like a poison as long as the U.S. remains the same way it is. And with the current U.S. government is additionally poisonous.
5 day ago
Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu called the attacks by Syrian forces a flagrant violation of a September ceasefire. He said in a tweet it went counter to spirit of Turkey's efforts to work with Russia and Iran to reduce hostilities and casualties in Idlib and neighboring areas
5 day ago
Khamenei: This confrontation is a confrontation of willpowers and our willpower is stronger because in addition to our willpower we also enjoy relying on God.
5 day ago
Khamenei: Iranian nation's definite option is resistance against U.S. and in this confrontation, U.S. will have to withdraw. This is not a military confrontation because no war is to happen. We don't seek a war nor do they. They know a war wouldn't be beneficial for them.
Pompeo: We do not seek war with Iran, but we will respond appropriately if US interests are attacked
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: "I have spoken with European ministers and informed them of the details of the current Iranian risks"
A US official told Reuters: Security agencies believe that Iranian proxies rather have attacked the ships of Fujairah, not Iran itself
US Secretary of State: US will continue to pressure Iran
Trump calls NYT reporting WH is reviewing plans to send 120K troops to Middle East "fake news." "Would I do that Absolutely. But we have not planned for that. Hopefully we don't have to plan for that." Says if he did, ostensibly to counter Iran, it would be more than 120K
Lavrov: I discussed with Pompeo a number of issues, including the status of the Iranian nuclear file
U.S. State Department: The Iranian Revolutionary Guards arm militias in camps in Lebanon for proxy wars
In Pentagon briefing from Baghdad top British General says "no increased threat from Iranian backed forces" to coalition troops in Iraq, adding "we have no part of Iran in our mission," Maj Gen Chris Ghika.
An advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani @hesamodin1: @realDonaldTrump : You wanted a better deal with Iran. Looks like you are going to get a war instead. That's what happens when you listen to the mustache. Good luck in 2020.
"The U.S. government has taken a decision outside of the framework of what had been agreed with the Spanish Navy," acting Defense Minister Margarita Robles said.
Iraqi Prime Minister: Tehran and Washington do not want war
Speaking through a translator, Lavrov tells Pompeo that Russia hopes to move relations with the US out of its "regrettable state" He said there's suspicion and mistrust on both sides, and its time to build a better relationship. Both note it's their 2nd meeting in as many weeks.
USS Lincoln carrier group spotted Arabian Sea, off Oman coast. Two C-2 Greyhounds landed on it today, from Bahrain (earlier from Crete,  Amman) (162143 , 162165)5 day ago
USS Lincoln carrier group spotted Arabian Sea, off Oman coast. Two C-2 Greyhounds landed on it today, from Bahrain (earlier from Crete, Amman) (162143 , 162165)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is discussing with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov the Iranian and Syrian dossiers in Sochi
Iraq: Vandalism against ships threatens the security of the entire Gulf
Unusual path flight for Syrian Il-76 YK-ATB from Damascus5 day ago
Unusual path flight for Syrian Il-76 YK-ATB from Damascus
Iran's Tasnim news agency website is posting a video claiming Houthi militias in Yemen have used 7 drones to target vital Saudi facilities. Tasnim is citing Almasirah TV, a network known as the official Houthi TV station.5 day ago
Iran's Tasnim news agency website is posting a video claiming Houthi militias in Yemen have used 7 drones to target "vital Saudi facilities." Tasnim is citing Almasirah TV, a network known as the official Houthi TV station.
5 day ago
A spokesman of the Iranian parliament accused Israel in an attack on Saudi Arabian tankers
Map locating the Strait of Hormuz and oil production and alliances in the Gulf after four ships were damaged in  sabotage attacks that have inflamed tensions in the region5 day ago
Map locating the Strait of Hormuz and oil production and alliances in the Gulf after four ships were damaged in "sabotage attacks" that have inflamed tensions in the region
Pompeo: My meetings in Russia will highlight a number of important topics. On some issues we may agree, on others we may disagree, but when it's in our national interests, it is our responsibility to find a way forward.
5 day ago
Iranian Foreign Minister: The sabotage operations in the region are questionable and are aimed at increasing tension and hitting stability
Iran's FM Spox Abbas Mousavi refutes @Reuters report that Iran insists on exporting at least 1.5 million oil barrels per day to stay in JCPOA.
Satellite imagery of the agency @AP: There was no significant damage to oil tankers in the Gulf of the United Arab Emirates
US military experts: Iran "or Iranian-backed proxies" had "used explosives" to "blow large holes in four ships."
NYT: The Pentagon presents a new military plan for Iran
Geolocated F-35 over UAE6 day ago
Geolocated F-35 over UAE
[email protected]: "At the request of the UAE government, we are aiding in the investigation."
Iran Air Defense Force has deployed tens Sayyad-23 and Mersad SAM batteries to protect Oil refineries, military bases and nuclear sites from danger of any possible air strike by USAF near the Persian Gulf. This video shows Mersad deployment to Asaluyeh this morning.6 day ago
Iran Air Defense Force has deployed tens Sayyad-23 and Mersad SAM batteries to protect Oil refineries, military bases and nuclear sites from danger of any possible air strike by USAF near the Persian Gulf. This video shows Mersad deployment to Asaluyeh this morning.
Reporter: Are we going to war with Iran? President Trump: "I'm hearing little stories about Iran. If they do anything, they will suffer greatly. We'll see what happens with Iran."
Trump: "we'll see what happens with Iran, if they do anything it will be a big mistake"
US special envoy to Iran: Our foreign policy seeks to remove all forces under Iranian control from Syria
6 day ago
F-15s and F-35s have joined B-52s conducting visible air patrols over the Persian Gulf in what the US hopes is a deterrence message to Iran.
Reports and video show ongoing disturbance at Tehran University as students protest Iran's mandatory hijab rules
Lavrov: Iran is committed to the nuclear agreement and expects its European partners to take the same position
Lavrov: During the meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister, we affirmed the illegality of the US sanctions against the Iranian oil sector
CENTCOM: Bomber Task Force completed their first in-theater flight.
Heiko Maas after the meeting with Pompeo: Iran's possession of nuclear weapons must be avoided
A USNavy P-8 Poseidon has arrived in Eastern Mediterranean (169328)
A new list compiled by Bloomberg has these four vessels in mention:  - AMJAD (the empty Saudi VLCC) - AL-MARZOQAH (laden Saudi Aframax) - A. MICHEL (UAE bunkering tanker, to fuel other ships) - ANDREA VICTORY (Norwegian tanker, 47K DWT)  This playback shows A.MICHEL bunkering AV.6 day ago
A new list compiled by Bloomberg has these four vessels in mention: - AMJAD (the empty Saudi VLCC) - AL-MARZOQAH (laden Saudi Aframax) - A. MICHEL (UAE bunkering tanker, to fuel other ships) - ANDREA VICTORY (Norwegian tanker, 47K DWT) This playback shows A.MICHEL bunkering AV.
The first video of one of the Saudi ships that came under attack6 day ago
The first video of one of the Saudi ships that came under attack
[email protected] arrived in Brussels this morning for talks with European allies about the threat posed by Iran. Later, he heads to Russia for talks in Sochi with Putin and Lavrov. His stop in Moscow scrubbed.
En route from Burgas  Haydarpaşa to Misurata Libya, Iran flag container ship Azargoun diverts from destination and waits 50nm east of Malta.6 day ago
En route from Burgas Haydarpaşa to Misurata Libya, Iran flag container ship Azargoun diverts from destination and waits 50nm east of Malta.
US Department of State: On his way to Russia, @SecPompeo will stop in Brussels to meet with European allies to discuss recent threatening actions and statements by Iran. The Secretary will continue to coordinate with our allies and partners to ensure the security of our mutual interests in the Middle East.
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