Hunt said UK had wanted to keep diplomacy going but seizure of Stena Impero means UK has to take more robust action. "I think it was the right thing to start that way" he says
"We're ready for the absolute worst" with Iran, says @POTUS. "They are the number one state of terror in the world."
Trump says an agreement with Iran is getting difficult to reach
New Iran-related sanctions' designations announced
UK Foreign Secretary @Jeremy_Hunt says government will ask all British flagged vessels to give Britain notice of intention to pass through Strait of Hormuz so they can be given adequate protection
Hunt: detaimrf Iranian ship was loaded with oil and was en route to the Assad regime
Hunt: Iran's continued conduct will be met by a larger British military presence in the Gulf
Hunt says it is with a "heavy heart" he is making this announcement of increased military presence in the Gulf. UK's desire remains for de-escalation of tensions with Iran but "we must react to the world around us as it is and not as we wish it to be"
Hunt outlines plans for a new "European-led maritime protection mission to support safe passage of crew and cargo" in Gulf. He says he's had "constructive discussions" with Euro nations over weekend and will layout plans later this week
Jeremy Hunt declares Iran is guilty of "state piracy" in seizing UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero. He tells Commons: "Let us be clear, under international law Iran had no right to obstruct the ship's passage, let alone board her. It was therefore an act of state piracy."
Hunt on Iran: Tension is high and we have to act
Pompeo: We imposed sanctions on a Chinese company for violating US sanctions on Iran
U.S. Secretary of the State: The former US administration did nothing to stop North Korea's nuclear tests and concluded bad deals with Iran
Emergency COBR committee meeting chaired by @theresa_may on Iran tanker crisis has finished. Statement from @Jeremy_Hunt due at 1730
Pompeo on Iran's claims it busted CIA spy ring: "The Iranian government has a long history of lying. They lied about where they shot down the American [drone], they lied about where they took down this tanker, it's part of the nature of the ayatollah to lie to the world."
Trump says that Iran's announcement of the arrest of U.S. spies is totally fake
: The Report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally false. Zero truth. Just more lies and propaganda (like their shot down drone) put out by a Religious government that is Badly Failing and has no idea what to do. Their Economy is dead, and will get much worse. Iran is a total mess.
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USS Bainbridge spotted today in the Persian Gulf near the Strait of Hormuz escorting US Commercial vessel car transporter Alliance Fairfax.
Iran says seizure of UK-flagged tanker was 'legal measure'
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo, on British tanker incident in Iran, says it falls to the United Kingdom to take care of their ships -
US Secretary of State: We do not want war with Iran
Oman's FM Yusuf Bin Alawi is going to visit Tehran on Saturday to discuss latest developments with Iranian officials
Khamenei: That Mr. Sayyid Hassan Nassrallah says: "I will pray at Masjid al-Aqsa, God willing," is an absolutely practical and achievable aspiration for us. If we all act upon our duties, the divine promise will definitely come true.
Khamenei: The victory of the people of Palestine and the return of this holy land to the World of Islam is not a strange and unattainable matter. 40 years ago no one could believe that in Iran a religious government would emerge and the Israeli embassy in Tehran turn into Palestine's embassy.
Khamenei: Victory isn't gained without resistance and fight and based on the irrefutable divine promise, we believe that the Palestinian cause will definitely end to the benefit of the people of Palestine and the World of Islam.
Khamenei: Hamas stands at the core of Palestine's movement, just as Palestine stands at the core of the World of Islam's movement.
A spokesman for May: Iran should immediately release the British tanker and crew
Khamenei: Confronting the Deal of the Century requires promotional, cultural, and intellectual efforts and the other method is to make the Palestinians feel advancement. Today Palestinians are equipped with precise missiles rather than stones and this means feeling of advancement.
Khamenei: The dangerous conspiracy of the "Deal of the Century" is aimed at destroying the Palestinian identity among the Palestinian public and youth. This is the main point to be confronted and we should not allow them to destroy the Palestinian identity by use of money.
Khamenei: Certain states— that are U.S. cohorts—like the Saudis' distancing themselves from the Palestinian cause was a foolish act; because if they supported Palestine, they could have gained concessions against the U.S.
Khamenei: One of the important reasons behind the animosity against the Islamic Republic is the Palestinian cause; but such enmities and pressures will not make Iran give up on its stances regarding Palestine; because supporting Palestine is an ideological and religious matter.
Khamenei: We have always clearly declared our viewpoint on Palestine. Even on the international era, countries that are our friends— with whom we do not see eye to eye on this issue—know that to the Islamic Republic, the Palestinian cause is absolutely serious.
Khamenei: On the issue of Palestine, the Islamic Republic observes no ceremonies with any country in the world.
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USS Boxer broadcasting a similar message every hour. "If you observe any suspicious or illegal activity, or require assistance, contact the nearest coalition warship on Channel 16"
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi: We are cooperating with friendly countries to ensure safe flow of oil supplies to the world
Reuters: International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano dies
Iran: 17 people accused of spying for the CIA
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed in Beijing
UK's @Jeremy_Hunt spoke by phone to France's @JY_LeDrian and Germany's @HeikoMaas on tanker crisis. The ministers condemn Iran's seizure and say safe passage for ships in Strait of Hormuz is "top priority" while avoiding escalation They will "work together to achieve this"
British Prime Minister on Monday to chair a crisis meeting on the oil tanker being held by Iran
Iranian lawmakers file motion asking government to impose toll on ships passing strait of Hormuz
Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adil Al-Jubair: Iran must realize that its actions and violations of international law are totally unacceptable and the international community must deter such acts.
London confirms the authenticity of an audio recording showing orders from Iranian forces for the British-flagged oil tanker to divert its course as it passes through the Gulf waters
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Pakistani security have found a crashed drone in damaged condition in Chaghi, Balochistan. The drone has been seized by local FC forces. Reportedly drone belongs to Iran