President Rouhani: Iran not seeking to wage war against any nation, will withstand mounting US pressure.
3 month ago
Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan on Additional Forces to U.S. Central Command "The United States does not seek conflict with Iran. The action today is being taken to ensure the safety and welfare of our military personnel working throughout the region"
Moscow understands Iran's decision to increase production of enriched uranium
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister: The US decision to send more troops to the Middle East is a military provocation
Russian Foreign Ministry: The United States should abandon its plan to send more troops to the Middle East if it wants to avoid war with Iran
Head of Russian Foreign Intelligence: We count on developments in the tanker incident not to reach a hot stage
China warns against Mideast 'Pandora's box' after US troop deployment
United States to send 1,000 additional troops to Middle East, mostly intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and force protection units.
3 month ago
Pentagon lays out detailed timeline to further evidence claim that Iranian patrol boat removed limpet mine from damaged vessel in Gulf of Oman. Germany and Japan had asked the Trump administration to publicly put forward more proof of Iran's involvement in the attacks.
A US official told Reuters: Washington is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to Iranian threats
3 month ago
The Pentagon has released new imagery showing damage from an alleged limpet mine on the tanker Kokuka Courageous, along with the remnants of an unexploded mine that was removed from the hull. Another photo shows a handprint, allegedly from the person who removed the mine
3 month ago
DoD can't say whether Secretary of State Pompeo is traveling to CENTCOM with any members of the military chain of command, refers the question back to State. Meanwhile, a State spox can't find records of previous secretaries' visits to CENTCOM.
3 month ago
Latest images from US military show better view of what appears to be Iran IRGC on fast attack craft approaching damaged tanker, removing limpet mine. Damage appears to be clearly made by limpet mine, weapon used by Iran in past
Secretary Pompeo is heading this afternoon to Tampa, leaving this afternoon, for meetings tomorrow with CENTCOM leaders at MacDill AFB to address regional security concerns and operations.
Federica Mogherini: Iran's interventions in Yemen, Syria and other areas are not positive
Asked @FedericaMog where EU's red lines are for nuclear deal snapback "I will not elaborate on what happens if and when because at the moment, as of today, Iran is still compliant." We "hope and expect Iran continues to comply with its commitments" in the nuclear deal.
An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale hits northwest of Bandar Abbas
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 68km NW of Bandar 'Abbas, Iran
MP: Tehran will withdraw from the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty if Europe does not save the nuclear deal
LBCI quoting @Reuters: high-ranking Iranian official says Tehran is responsible for Gulf security, calls on US forces to leave.
Iran's senior security official says it has dismantled CIA-run network
Houthi spokesman: Our operations will include sensitive targets in other unexpected places in Saudi Arabia
British government spokesman: London will consider all options if Iran violated its nuclear commitments
A spokeswoman for the German Foreign Ministry: We urge Iran to stay in the nuclear agreement
British Minister Harriett Baldwin: We are almost certain that Iran is behind of attack on tankers
London: Meeting of British security officials to discuss Iran
The commander of the Iranian army: If we decide to close the Strait of Hormuz, we will do so openly
Rouhani: There is not much time for the Europeans to maintain the nuclear agreement
Saudi Energy Minister: It is very important for the world to keep the shipping lanes open
Iran Atomic Energy Agency: Iran may increase uranium enrichment to 20% for use in domestic reactors
Reuters: Iran nuclear spokesman says still time for European countries to help protect Iran from US sanctions, but they need to act not talk -TV
Iran says it will exceed the level of low-enriched uranium in June
Iran to accelerate output of low-enriched uranium after July 7 "by 4 times" - spokesman for Iran Atomic Energy Agency
Dutch Foreign Minister: attack on tankers is unacceptable