Defense Secretary @EsperDoD asked by @JenGriffinFNC whether the US will hold Iran responsible for the downing of a US drone: "We did lose an MQ-9 over Yemen and once we determine that and sort out the facts, then we'll figure out the next steps as appropriate."
While attempting to land on the USSAbraham Lincoln CVN72 aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea earlier this month, 1 Hawkeye E-2D propeller plane struck 2 FA-18 Super Hornet aircraft and sent debris into 2 more FA-18s on the flight deck
Pompeo: We welcome Paraguay's decision to designate Hizballah, al-Qa'ida, ISIS, and Hamas as terrorist organizations. Hizballah is a violent proxy of the Iranian government and has no business being in South America. We call on all nations to take action against Iran-sponsored terrorism
White House NSC Spokesman on MQ-9 shotdown: "The President has been briefed. This attack is only possible because of Iran's lethal aid to the Houthis and serves as yet another example of the government's relentless efforts to escalate conflict and threaten regional stability"
: "We are investigating reports of an attack by Iranian-backed Houthis forces on a U.S. unmanned aircraft system operating in authorized airspace over Yemen."
A US official confirms to VOA that an American MQ-9 drone was shot down over Yemen late Tuesday- "It's the Houthis but its enabled by Iran" the official tells @CarlaBabbVOA
Khamenei: The U.S., Europe andeven the former USSR made every effort they could against the Islamic Republic but they failed to achieve any results. Of course, they did disturb, and made troubles but they failed to halt the Islamic establishment's movement and progress
Khamenei: The enemy cannot do a single thing and the next 40 years of the Islamic Republic will definitely be better for us and worse for the enemies
Deputy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards: Ensuring the security of the Gulf is the responsibility of Iran and the countries of the region and no one else can do it
Khamenei: The current situation in Kashmir andthe disputes between India andPakistan regarding it are a result of the vicious British government's measures while leaving the Indian subcontinent. The British intentionally left this wound in that region in order to sustain conflicts in Kashmir
Khamenei: We're concerned about Muslims' situation in Kashmir. We have good relations with India, but we expect the Indian government to adopt a just policy towards the noble people of Kashmir and prevent the oppression and bullying of Muslims in this region
Iranian President Rouhani: If our oil exports are zeroed, the international waterways will not be as safe as before
Iranian Foreign Minister: We will not withdraw from the nuclear deal because it is a good deal and abandoning it will open the "gates of hell"
Iran MFA Zarif: The foreign military presence in the region cannot prevent the destabilization of the region
Greece says it will not help Iranian oil tanker reach Syria
Tehran: Iranian oil tanker suffered a technical failure in the Red Sea but its condition is safe and its crew is safe
Iranian media: The Iranian oil tanker in the Mediterranean will be under the supervision of the Revolutionary Guards
Australia joins UK and Bahrain in publicly announcing they will join US-led maritime security initiative in the Gulf Strait of Hormuz
Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization CEO: British oil tanker Stena Impero's case is being considered in Bandar Abbas court, and the fate of the ship will finally depend upon the decision that the court makes
Greece confirms that the Iranian oil tanker did not request anchoring in its ports
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It seems this US Navy Poseidon's flying over Grace1 [Adrian Darya]
The US State Department: Any assistance from Greece to the Iranian oil tanker can be considered as support for a foreign terrorist organization according to the U.S. classification
Khamenei: If today the Muslims of the world and nations of the Islamic countries adhere to the moto of Islamic wilayah, many un-walked paths and untied knots will open and Islamic countries' problems will approach solutions. 2000-03-25
Khamenei: The question of Ghadir— apart from the aspect Shias have accepted as a belief, i.e. the governance appointed to Imam Ali (a.s.) by Prophet which is obviously declared in the Ghadir narration— involves the issue of wilayah too; which doesn't differ with Shias or Sunnis
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Saudi Air Force F-15 Eagle shoots down an Iranian made IED-drone, Qasef-2K, over Yemen. It's worth mentioning that RSAF F-15s have intercepted and destroyed around 20 drones over the last 12 months
The Kingdom of Bahrain announced Monday during a visit to Bahrain by the @CENTCOM commander Gen. McKenzie that it will join the US-led maritime security initiative in the GulfStrait of Hormuz. Bahrain is the 3rd country to publicly join the US-led effort, joining the US and UK
Putin has arrived in France, to meet Macron, to discuss Ukraine, Syria and Iran nuclear program
Bahrain becomes first Gulf country to join US-led maritime coalition
Zarif: Any mediation should focus on Washington's return to the nuclear deal
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: Tehran is not interested in talks with Washington