4 August 2021
U.S. Secretary of State on Iran: "We are prepared to negotiate across a broad set of issues with no preconditions," Pompeo says in Ecuador. "But today we have seen no indication that the Iranians are prepared to fundamentally change the direction of their nation."
Iran has forced an Algerian tanker to change course and enter the territorial waters of Iran
2 year ago
UK Defence Secretary @PennyMordaunt called Iran's seizure of a UK-flagged tanker "an illegal and hostile act" that took place in Oman's waters
Video shows Iran's IRGC operation to seize British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz2 year ago
Video shows Iran's IRGC operation to seize British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz
2 year ago
Iran will resolve the matter of the seized British ship through its legal channels, @JZarif tells @Jeremy_Hunt in phone call, according to Iranian media
Iranian Revolutionary Guard: British warship failed to protect tanker seized by Iran
Iran FM @JZari: "Unlike the piracy in the Strait of Gibraltar, our action in the Persian Gulf is to uphold int'l maritime rules"
2 year ago
UK foreign minister Hunt says yesterday's action in Gulf shows worrying signs Iran may be choosing dangerous path of illegal and destabilizing behavior
2 year ago
British Foreign Secretary: We will ensure the security of our vessels in the Gulf
2 year ago
Seized British tanker anchored off Iran's Bandar Abbas: port authority
2 year ago
Britain advises all UK shipping to stay away from Strait of Hormuz for an "interim period". UK also says its response to seizure of British-flagged tanker by Iran will be "considered and robust". There will be "serious consequences" if situation is not resolved
CBS News cameras captured exclusive video Thursday of U.S. Patriot air defense missile batteries being deployed in the Saudi Arabian desert - manned by American troops2 year ago
CBS News cameras captured exclusive video Thursday of U.S. Patriot air defense missile batteries being deployed in the Saudi Arabian desert - manned by American troops
2 year ago
British Foreign Minister: We will respond to the Iranians in a powerful way
2 year ago
British Foreign Secretary: We do not discuss military options, but through diplomacy to resolve the situation
Saudi King approves the reception of US troops to raise the level of joint action in defense of the security and stability of the region
U.S. military says that unarmed surveillance aircraft, like the P-3 and P-8, are monitoring the situation in the Strait of Hormuz and the U.S. military has been in contact with ships in the area to "ensure their safety."
2 year ago
British Foreign Secretary warns Iran of dire consequences if British tanker is not released
2 year ago
The crew of the Liberian-registered Mesdar tanker seized in the Persian Gulf are "safe and well" and can continue their voyage after the ship was boarded by armed guards on Friday, manager Norbulk Shipping UK said
Second oil tanker, the UK-operated ship Mesdar, was notified of maritime regulations and is free to resume its journey - IFP
The status of the Mesdar oil tanker is still unclear. The ship is turning away from Iran, according to MarineTraffic.
Crew onboard two seized vessels are a mixture of Russian, Ukrainian, Indian, Latvian and Filipino
2 year ago
Hunt: crews of seized ships comprise a range of nationalities. No British citizens on board either ship. Ambassador in Tehran is in contact with the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Seizures are unacceptable. Essential that freedom of navigation is maintained.
Following the Iranian military's seizure of two ships, the US military is currently monitoring the transit of a US commercial cargo ship through the Strait of Hormuz using armed aircraft overhead, a US defense official tells @barbarastarrcnn. Transit typically takes 6 to 8 hours.
U.K. Foreign Sec. says two ships were seized by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz2 year ago
U.K. Foreign Sec. says two ships were "seized by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz"
2 year ago
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is "extremely concerned" by the "unacceptable" seizure of two oil tankers by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz
There are Russian citizens among crew of detained tanker Stena Impero - representative of company
President Trump confirms that he's asked Sen. Rand Paul to help with Iran situation
2 year ago
Putin about the confrontation between the USA and Iran: it concerns us a lot, because it happens near our borders and it can destabilize the situation around Iran
Iran's state news agency says the seized British-flagged tanker in the gulf had turned off its tracker and ignored warnings
Iran has seized a second tanker, the Liberian-flagged MV Mesdar, according to a US official. The order of seizure of this one and the British-flagged tanker isn't clear at this time.
Iran is "nothing but trouble" and US will be speaking with UK. "It goes to show you I was right about Iran." - Trump
"We heard one, we heard two" of Iran seizing oil tankers today, says @POTUS in reply to question. But he declines to say if this crosses a line and how US will respond except to say there's an agreement US has with UK on maritime security.
Sec Pompeo in Argentina comments on downing of Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz: "It went down, and the fact that Foreign Minister Zarif either didn't know or lied about it, I can't account for. It happened."
Crude oil tanker Mesdar (MMSI: 636013579) has diverted from its course, and is headed toward the coast of Iran
2 year ago
U.S. Central Command:We are aware of the reports of an attack against the Iranians and a Popular Mobilization Force unit in Salah ad Din. US Forces were not involved, and we have no further information at this time.
US national security council says the U.S. is aware of reports that Iranian forces have seized a British oil tanker and they will continue to work with allies and partners to "defend against Iran's malign behaviour"
The White House: Concerned about Iran's detention of British tanker in Strait of Hormuz
2 year ago
British oil tanker seized by Iran "approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the Strait of Hormuz while the vessel was in international waters.presently unable to contact the vessel which is heading north towards Iran," company statement
IRGC says 'Stena Impero' was detained for "disregarding international maritime rules + regulations" while passing through the Strait of Hormuz this afternoon.
No contact at present with StenaImpero which has a crew of 23, according to @NorthernMrn.
2 year ago
UK Ministry of Defence investigating possible seizure of British oil tanker in Iranian waters
Mesdar tanker is meant to be heading to Ras Tanura in Saudi Arabia. It slowed to 3 knots and turned sharply towards Iran at 16:32 local time.
Marine Traffic: The British carrier seized by Iran sailed from the port of Fujairah
2 year ago
British government convenes meeting of COBRA emergency committee to discuss Iran's capture of UK-flagged oil tanker
2 year ago
UK urgently seeking information after reports of Gulf incident
Trump, France's Macron speak on Iran: White House
Islamic Revolutionary Guard: British oil tanker named Stena Impero has been suspended for violating international navigation laws
Iran's Revolutionary Guard announces detention of British tanker in Strait of Hormuz
At 15:11 UTC (nearly 2 hours ago) British tanker 'Stena Impero' made a sudden turn, diverting severely off its original course towards Al Jubail in Saudi Arabia. At 15:59 UTC the tanker turned sharply towards Iran's Qeshm and Larak islands, last position was at 16:29 UTC.
IRGC Video of USS Boxer from the Iranian drone
IRGC releases video showing its drone - another video
IRGC releases video showing its drone -the US alleges to have downed-safely returning to its base after monitoring USSBoxer before and after the vessel sailed through the Strait of Hormuz.
The Pentagon denies any involvement in bombing the PMU militia camp in Iraq
US Gov't offers $7 million reward for information on Hezbollah member Salman Rapuf Salman
Although diplomatic negotiation and economic sanctions the preferred method to pressure Iran into changing its behavior, if they continue to act provocatively then US military response is an option, explains a senior administration official.
On offer by @JZarif on the nuclear issue, "we want to see those offers coming from someone with decision-making power, which he does not have," says senior US official.
"We have very clear evidence" that Iran flew a drone towards the USS Boxer," says a senior administration official.
Pro Hezbollah media deny claims made by Saudi TV @AlArabiya @AlHadath that a number of Hezbollah and Iranian Revolutionary Guards were killed in a suspected US, airstrike on an Hashd Shaabi camp east of Salahuddin where Iran allegedly moved ballistic missiles to Iraq
Photos of base of pro Iran militias in Iraq on fire as result of overnight raids by unknown UAVS
2 year ago
Gibraltar authorities extend detention of Iranian tanker Grace 1 for 30 days
2 year ago
Merkel: All diplomatic opportunities must be used to avoid escalation with Iran
2 year ago
German Chancellor: I am concerned about the situation in the Gulf
Immediately after entering the Strait of Hormuz at 7am local time Thursday, a group of six U.S. Navy ships had a series of tense encounters with the Iranian military, culminating in the downing of an Iranian drone
IRGC: We will soon publish pictures of the US destroyer, which Washington claimed to have shot down an Iranian UAV
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