On 1st day as SecDef, @EsperDoD talked with press about efforts to build maritime coalition in the Gulf. Said US military will escort US-flagged commercial ships "to the degree that the risk demands it" to prevent an Iranian action like we saw with the British-flagged ship last week

Map. History of Iran conflict

16 October 2019
US Defense Secretary: European naval force in the Strait of Hormuz is an addition to the US alliance for the same purpose
@EsperDoD Esper said he will travel to @CENTCOM next week
On 1st day as SecDef, @EsperDoD talked with press about efforts to build maritime coalition in the Gulf. Said US military will escort US-flagged commercial ships "to the degree that the risk demands it" to prevent an Iranian action like we saw with the British-flagged ship last week
Swedish Foreign Ministry: We are holding talks with Iran, Britain and other countries to find solutions to reduce tensions
Israeli security services uncover Iranian operation to recruit agents in Israel, West Bank and Gaza via fake Facebook profiles
Hossein Dehghan, senior Iran military advisor: All U.S. military bases and units in the region will be targeted if Washington decides to go to war
Advisor to the Iranian Advisor for Defense: any change in the situation of the Strait of Hormuz may open the door to a serious confrontation
2 month ago
London has not sent any envoy to Iran to mediate on the release of the detained tanker, a British source said
The Iranian defense minister denies that Washington is shooting down any Iranian aircraft
Rouhani: We do not seek any tension with the European countries
Rouhani: If negotiations on the nuclear agreement do not reach a conclusion, we will take a third step towards reducing our commitments to it
The Iranian president: Tehran's reduction of its obligations to the nuclear agreement is temporary, and we can go back to the pre-reduction level in the event of the commitment of the rest of the parties
Rohani: If Britain corrects the mistake of detaining the Iranian carrier, it will find an appropriate response from Iran
UK has sent mediator to Iran to discuss seized British-flagged oil tanker and get Iranian authorities to free it- senior aide to Khamenei
2 month ago
[email protected] says a second Iranian drone was targeted in the "defensive action by the USS Boxer" but could only confirm that one drone was in fact downed. [email protected]: "We observed one UAS crash into the water but did not observe a "splash" for the other."
French Foreign Minister: We have assured the Assistant Foreign Minister of Iran the need to abide by the nuclear agreement
"We hardly use it," says @POTUS of Strait of Hormuz. "Yet, we're the ones for many, many decades who policed it."
IDF: For the last year, the Iranian Quds Force has been smuggling missile manufacturing equipment purchased from CIVILIAN companies through CIVILIAN ports directly into the hands of Hezbollah. Well Iran, if you'd planned to keep this a secret—that ship has sailed
2 month ago
Asked how he'll respond to Iran crisis, Boris Johnson said he'll build more naval ships according to an MP in the room
2 month ago
CENTCOM Commander Gen. McKenzie tells @CBSDavidMartin the US believes it may have brought down TWO Iranian drones last week, more than previously reported
French Foreign Minister after meeting Iranian President's envoy renews Iran's demand to return to fulfill its obligations in the nuclear agreement
US Navy P8 Poseidon 169426DRAGN50 heading the Persian Gulf2 month ago
US Navy P8 Poseidon 169426DRAGN50 heading the Persian Gulf
Pakistani government official confirms the drone recently found in Balochistan belongs to Iran
UK-flagged LPG tanker BW Elm passes through the Strait of Hormuz (ignoring advice to stay away from the area)2 month ago
UK-flagged LPG tanker BW Elm passes through the Strait of Hormuz (ignoring advice to stay away from the area)
Oil rallied for a third day as heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf threatened to disrupt energy flows2 month ago
Oil rallied for a third day as heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf threatened to disrupt energy flows
Iranian Vice President: Forming of international alliance will only destabilize security of the region
Iran Deputy FM @araghchi is in Paris to convey President @HassanRouhani's written message to @EmmanuelMacron. Informed source says the message includes Iran's alternative to an earlier proposal by the French president to save Iran nuclear deal
2 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 - 23km NE of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran
The Iranian president during his meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister: We have been and still maintain the security of navigation in the Gulf
Iran's Foreign Minister: We have taken action against the ship in the Strait of Hormuz in compliance with international law
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