Iranian Foreign Ministry: Tehran meets diplomacy with respect, but war with a strong and decisive response

Map. History of Iran conflict

18 July 2019
On Thursday evening, U.S. Cyber Command launched a retaliatory digital strike against an Iranian spy group linked to the IRGC that supported last week's limpet mine attacks on commercial ships, according to two former intelligence officials
The U.S. is denying that President Trump sent a message to Iran Oman saying an attack was imminent but we should talk. "It is a complete lie and propaganda from Iran," a senior U.S. administration official tells.
Washington calls for a closed session of the Security Council on Iran on Monday
Iranian Foreign Ministry: Tehran meets diplomacy with respect, but war with a strong and decisive response
3 week ago
Russian Vice President: "We are ready to help Iran with oil exports and bank support if the European payment program is not launched," Interfax news agency reported.
Trump: The military strike was stopped 10 minutes before it was set to be launched
Trump: Our army is ready
Trump: We will never allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon
Trump: New sanctions imposed on Iran
3 week ago
[email protected]: ..proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone. I am in no hurry, our Military is rebuilt, new, and ready to go, by far the best in the world. Sanctions are biting and more added last night. Iran can NEVER have Nuclear Weapons, not against the USA, and not against the WORLD.
3 week ago
[email protected]: ..On Monday they shot down an unmanned drone flying in International Waters. We were cocked and loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die. 150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not..
3 week ago
[email protected]: ..Death to America. I terminated deal, which was not even ratified by Congress, and imposed strong sanctions. They are a much weakened nation today than at the beginning of my Presidency, when they were causing major problems throughout the Middle East. they are Bust...
3 week ago
[email protected]: President Obama made a desperate and terrible deal with Iran - Gave them 150 Billion Dollars plus I.8 Billion Dollars in CASH. Iran was in big trouble and he bailed them out. Gave them a free path to Nuclear Weapons, and SOON. Instead of saying thank you, Iran yelled...
3 week ago
Putin has discussed with Russian security council escalation of situation in Persian Gulf - Peskov
Advisor to the Iranian President: If Trump does not want war with Iran, he should ease the sanctions
Saudi deputy defence minister @kbsalsaud meets US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook to discuss "efforts to counter Iranian hostile activities that threaten the security and stability of the region" —SPA
IRGC commander: we were able to shot down P8 reconnaissance aircraft also, but refrained cause of 35 people onboard
FARS news source in Iran National Security council says that Reuters information that Iran has received message from Trump via Oman is false
Amirali Hajizadeh, commander of IRGC's aerospace division: We warned the US RQ-4A Global Hawk drone several times, but unfortunately they didn't respond. The last warning was issued by Iran's Army at 03:55, that is, 10 mins before shootdown at 04:05.
US Official confirms to me "there was a strike planned and prepared for last night" against Iran. Would not discuss any elements of strike package. NYT was first to report on last night's called-back strike
3 week ago
#Britain is in regular contact with the US over the situation in #Iran and has continuously called for de-escalation on all sides, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said
UN Secretary-General calls for "iron nerves" in the Gulf
Revolutionary Guard general tells state TV that Iran warned US military drones several times before firing missile.
U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook:Saudi Arabia has helped us ensure a new supply in the oil market
U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook: Iran should not have a foothold in Yemen so as not to threaten Bab al-Mandab
Brian Hook: Iran continues to raise tensions in the region and rejects diplomatic initiatives to reduce the escalation
Oil in London is headed for its biggest weekly increase since February as escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran fanned fears of conflict3 week ago
Oil in London is headed for its biggest weekly increase since February as escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran fanned fears of conflict
Iran released the first photos of the wreckage of the US drone it downed.
3 week ago
Lufthansa Airlines to avoid airspace over the Gulf of Oman as a result of the current tension
British Airways says it will avoid flying over Iranian airspace
The Iranian foreign ministry tells the Swiss ambassador that Washington bears the consequences of any provocative actions against Iran
Reuters: The mediator confirmed that Iranian officials conveyed Trump message to Khamenei, stressing his rejection of the talks
Iran's immediate response was a clear warning about the regional and international consequences of any military action
Reuters quoted officials: Trump gave Iran a short period of time to respond to his message
3 week ago
Russia's deputy foreign minister in response to reports of US preparations for strikes on Iran say the situation is on the brink of war
Iran received a message from the US president via Oman last night warning of an imminent attack on Iran - Iranian government officials
KLM is avoiding flying over parts of Iran as a precautionary measure.
Iran says it has 'indisputable' evidence US drone violated its airspace
The US FAA has issued a NOTAM prohibiting US carriers from operating in the Tehran FIR above the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.3 week ago
The US FAA has issued a NOTAM prohibiting US carriers from operating in the Tehran FIR above the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.
Pouya Air Ilyushin IL-76TD EP-PUS departed Tehran Iran enroute to Moscow3 week ago
Pouya Air Ilyushin IL-76TD EP-PUS departed Tehran Iran enroute to Moscow
United Airlines statement: Given current events in Iran, United Airlines has conducted a thorough safety and security review of our India service through Iranian airspace and decided to suspend our service between New YorkNewark and India (Mumbai) beginning today evening.
0340Z: USAF B-52Hs GRIMM21 and 23 from Al Udeid AB, Qatar active over the Persian Gulf.
FAA Statement: The FAA has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) prohibiting U.S.-registered aircraft from operating over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. The NOTAM applies to all U.S. air carriers and commercial operators.
Following downing of @USNavy drone by Iran, @united cancels EWR-BOM flights. #UA48 #UA49
Joint statement from House Republican leaders on Iran shooting down US drone: "There must be a measured response to these actions. President Trump and his national security team remain clear-eyed on the situation and what must be done in response to increased Iranian aggression."
DoD releases flight path of drone and missile, Iran intercept and time of intercept - based on map, it looks like intercept appeared outside Iran's territorial waters, on Oman side3 week ago
DoD releases flight path of drone and missile, Iran intercept and time of intercept - based on map, it looks like intercept appeared outside Iran's territorial waters, on Oman side
Schumer asking that @senatemajldr allow vote on amendment to the Defense Authorization bill that "would require Congressional approval of any funding for a conflict in Iran."
Iran situation "requires a strong, smart and strategic, not reckless, approach," says @SpeakerPelosi.
Navy officials tell CNN that the cost of the BAMS-D RQ-4A drone that was shot down by an Iranian surface to air missile is approximately $110 million
Republican leader of the US Senate: Trump's administration is preparing calculated response to Iran
"I told the president that these conflicts have a way of escalating," says @SenSchumer. "We're worried that he and the administration may bumble into war" with Iran.
McConnell says Trump admin taking "measured" response to Iran and confirms that the drone was shot down from Iranian soil
Congressional Leaders seen leaving WH after 90 minute meeting on Iran situation.
Iran's letter to @antonioguterres and UNSC: While Iran does not seek war, it reserves its inherent right, under the UN Charter,to take all appropriate necessary measures against any hostile act violating its territory and is determined to vigorously defend its land, sea and air.
Iranian Foreign Minister: U.S. UAV took off from the UAE at 00:14 and was dropped at 4:05 am today
Top Congressional leaders leaving shortly for the White House for a briefing in the Situtation Room on Iran.
3 week ago
Khamenei: There was a family in Kurdistan whose 6 children fought enemies and were killed. This is matchless. One family sacrificed their 6 sons for the sake of God. They were killed during demonstrations, while fighting the anti-revolutionary agents or during the imposed war.
3 week ago
Khamenei: Our duty is to honor the dead and their families; we should not forget that. The families of the dead are the top priority in terms of the value of their patience and their hard work. We should honor them and respect them.
3 week ago
Khamenei: What the Kurdish people did in Western Azerbaijan and Kurdistan was a great work. They have truly served the Revolution and disappointed the enemy. This is invaluable.
3 week ago
Khamenei: What happened in Kurdistan was that believing, enthusiastic, and smart people nullified enemies' plots; they didn't allow the Kurd-Persian or Turk-Persian conflicts unfold there.
3 week ago
Khamenei: Our country is among unique countries in terms of ethnic diversity. Different ethnic groups live under the name of the great Iran, constituting the Iranian nation. Enemies wished to abuse the diversity to sow sectarian conflicts— among ethnic groups and Shias and Sunnis— in Iran.
Zarif:At 00:14 US drone took off from UAE in stealth mode and violated Iranian airspace. It was targeted at 04:05 at the coordinates (25°59'43N 57°02'25E) near Kouh-e Mobarak. We've retrieved sections of the US military drone in OUR territorial waters where it was shot down.3 week ago
Zarif:At 00:14 US drone took off from UAE in stealth mode and violated Iranian airspace. It was targeted at 04:05 at the coordinates (25°59'43"N 57°02'25"E) near Kouh-e Mobarak. We've retrieved sections of the US military drone in OUR territorial waters where it was shot down.
Houthis: We have the ability to continuously produce rockets and UAVs to make Yemen able to withstand not for months to come, but for years
Iran releases alleged flight path of U.S. drone before it was shot down over the Strait of Hormuz
Iranian-backed militias in Bukhamal have been placed on high alert
Iran releases video of shooting down US RQ-4 drone, also flight path of the drone.
Pentagon releases video purporting to show the smoke trail left after a U.S. RQ-4 unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down by Iran over the Gulf of Oman3 week ago
Pentagon releases video purporting to show the smoke trail left after a U.S. RQ-4 unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down by Iran over the Gulf of Oman
Netanyahu: I call upon all nations that desire peace and security to support the United States in its efforts against Iranian aggression
Israeli PM @netanyahu "in the last 24 hrs Iran has strengthen its aggression against the US and its allies in the international community. I urge all the peace seeking nations of the world to back the US and its efforts against Iranian aggression".
3 week ago
Q: Are you willing to go to war with Iran @POTUS: "You'll find out."
Shooting down US drone might have been a mistake by an Iranian general or someone else, says @POTUS "I find it hard to believe it was intentional," he says in Oval Office.
3 week ago
Lt. Gen. Guastella: "This dangerous and escalatory attack was irresponsible and occurred in the vicinity of established air corridors between Dubai, UAE and Muscat, Oman, possibly endangering civilians"
Trump: U.S. UAV was flying over international waters and this is documented by objective means
AFCENT's slide on the location of the RQ-4 from the DOD briefing just now3 week ago
AFCENT's slide on the location of the RQ-4 from the DOD briefing just now
3 week ago
RQ-4 Global Hawk was flying 34km from the nearest point of land on the Iranian coast when it was shot down by an IRGC missile, says Commander of Air Forces Central Command Lt. Gen. Joseph Guastella. Adds drone didn't violate Iranian airspace at any time during mission
3 week ago
[email protected]: "Mr. President, will you strike Iran" President Trump: The public "will soon find out."
Pentagon: US drone did not violate the Iranian airspace
3 week ago
US Central Command Air Force Commander Joseph Guastella is briefing the Pentagon on developments with Iran
"You will soon find out" Trumps says when asked if he will strike Iran.
US State Department official: It is important to send a message to support our allies in the Gulf at the moment
Zarif on Twitter: Tehran will file a complaint to the United Nations about the drone
UR82027 An124 #Ruslan heavylift - heading out of Larnaca to Al Dhafra AB, UAE. From East Midlands Airport day ago, from Portsmouth, USA 2 days ago
National Security Council in the White House to hold a meeting on Iran in the presence of officials of the Ministry of Defense
Initial reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is currently at Israeli army HQ The Kirya in Tel Aviv in emergency consultation meetings regards to the Iranian escalations.
Senior leaders of the Congress receiving an another urgent briefing on Iran by US officials just minutes from now, @SpeakerPelosi confirms.
US House Speaker Pelosi says Iran situation is dangerous, US has no appetite to go to war with Iran
Iranian Foreign Ministry: We hope that our enemies will not repeat such strategic mistakes and Washington bears responsibility for any future repercussions
EU calls for restraint and responsibility in "crisis with Iran"
"He believes that we're getting into a bad space, that his options are running out," @LindseyGrahamSC tells reporters after he spoke to @POTUS this morning about Iran.
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