In Iraq, source says US has decided to arm the tribes of Anbar Province and allow them to play a role stretching to Baghdad Province. Some tribes welcome this move, others fear confrontation with Iranian backed groups.
Saudi king calls for emergency meeting of Gulf and Arab leaders (2 Summits) on May 30 to discuss recent attacks on Saudi Arabia and UAE
Lindsey Graham:Iran is causing this crisis — not the Trump Administration. While no one wants a war, it must be clear to Iran that aggression against American interests will be met with overwhelming force and the conflict will end on America's terms. Stand firm Mr. President.
The Federal Aviation Administration had issued a warning to US commercial aircrafts flying over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, warning "heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the region present an increasing inadvertent risk to US civil aviation."
Bahraini Foreign Minister warns citizens not to travel to Iraq and Iran because of the unstable situation
Sources in the Iraqi Ministry of Oil: Production of the West Qurna field in Basra was not affected by the departure of Exxon Mobil employees
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 35km ENE of Kazerun, Iran
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High activity this morning over the Persian Gulf
US warns aircrafts flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions
Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries agree to a US request to re-deploy forces in Gulf waters and lands.
An unidentified drone flew near the US Embassy in Baghdad Thursday, prompting security staff to issue an alert, officials tell CNN. The incident, which was first reported by @ckubeNBC, comes amid US concerns about a possible Iranian threats to US personnel in the region
Israel reportedly hit Iranian targets in the Al Kisweh area near Damascus
: With all of the Fake and Made Up News out there, Iran can have no idea what is actually going on.
UK advises against all travel for British-Iranian dual nationals and for Iranian nationals who work for organisations seen as linked to UK government. Follows conviction this week of a British Council employee. Means even essential travel to Iran be avoided by dual nationals.
: The Fake News Media is hurting our Country with its fraudulent and highly inaccurate coverage of Iran. It is scattershot, poorly sourced (made up), and DANGEROUS. At least Iran doesn't know what to think, which at this point may very well be a good thing.
The head of the National Security Committee in the Iranian parliament: there is a third party rushing to wage a war despite the lack of any desire in Washington and Tehran for that
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Piskov: No plans to hold a trilateral summit between Russia, Turkey and Iran on Syria
IRGC says that U.S. can not afford a new war with Iran for several reasons
Iranian Revolutionary Guard: Even our short-range missiles are capable of reaching U.S. ships in the Gulf
1 month ago
Two U.S. Warships Enter Persian Gulf Without Incident
The Pentagon is working to declassify and release images to back up the Trump administration's claims of a growing threat from Iran, officials say
Pelosi on Iran: We asked for a classified briefing for the House. We will have one for the 8 later this afternoon
Meeting between the Kuwaiti parliament and the government taking place to discuss preparations for any war in the region
British Foreign Secretary: We agree with the U.S. assessment on Iran's grave threat
USS Abraham Lincoln is now on station in northern Arabian Sea two weeks early to deter Iran. Four escort ships carry hundreds of Tomahawk cruise missiles: officials
Two pro-Iran Iraqi armed groups reject US claim of threat against American personnel
The White House: If the Iranians do anything, they will not be happy with its results
Iranian Foreign Minister: There is no room for talks with the United States
Iraqi oil minister: Iraq has contingency plans in the event of a halt of the supply of Iranian gas
Iranian Foreign Minister: We do not seek war and we do not want escalation, but we will defend our country without hesitation