20 September 2021
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The United States military is expected to reposition at least one vessel in the general vicinity of the Asphalt Princess to keep a closer eye, U.S. officials say. The officials add this is to monitor the situation rather than any imminent military moves
USAF B-52H 60-0023 returning from a sortie over Afghanistan after ~13 hours up.  ADSB AE587C1 month ago
USAF B-52H 60-0023 returning from a sortie over Afghanistan after ~13 hours up. ADSB AE587C
Oman are keeping an eye on the Asphalt Princess1 month ago
Oman are keeping an eye on the Asphalt Princess
State Department Spokesman: The United States' interest is to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons once and for all
The White House: We are closely monitoring developments in the Gulf of Oman and coordinating with the British and other international partners regarding what is happening in the Gulf waters
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"We are fully prepared to return to Vienna to continue negotiations" about the Iran nuclear program "and hope we can do that," says @PressSec
Saudi Foreign Minister: We will support the nuclear agreement with Iran if it ensures that Iran does not obtain nuclear weapons
Saudi Foreign Minister: We are working with Washington to ensure global maritime navigation
Romanian FM: Just had an insightful conversation with HR/VP @JosepBorrellF on t/unlawful attack against MercerStreet. Reiterated its gravity&deliberate nature and Romania's strong condemnation. Pleaded for strengthened solidarity & adequate response measures of t/int'l community, including EU
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Lloyd's List: Heavily armed individuals hijacked the tanker Asphalt Princess(mmsi:374947000/imo:7382988) and demanded it sail to Iran
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Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it is not responsible for the hijacking of a ship in the Gulf of Oman
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said he sees an emboldened Iran acting in a negative manner around the Middle East, endangering shipping, arming the Houthis and contributing to Lebanon's political deadlock
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British naval security sources: Iranian-backed forces have seized a ship in the Gulf of Oman
UKMTO: An Incident is currently underway in position 2502.00NN 05728.54E. Incident upgraded to Potential Hijack1 month ago
UKMTO: An Incident is currently underway in position 2502.00NN 05728.54E. Incident upgraded to Potential Hijack
Iran denies any role in what is happening to the ships off the Gulf of Oman and warns against creating a biased atmosphere
Iranian Foreign Ministry: Reports of security incidents at ships in the Gulf raise suspicion
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A UK maritime organisation @UK_MTO is reporting a "potential hijack" of a ship off coast of the United Arab Emirates as a security source said a tanker appears to have been seized. Armed individuals are believed to have boarded vessel, he said
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UKNTO reports incident off UAE is a potential hijack - warning notice
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Marine Traffic website: The command center of the oil tanker "ABYSS" experienced a technical malfunction in the Gulf of Oman
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Iranian media: a new attack on a merchant ship in international waters off Fujairah
And KAMDHENU tanker also reporting Not under command. mmsi:518100888/imo:94402271 month ago
And KAMDHENU tanker also reporting Not under command. mmsi:518100888/imo:9440227
Oman's Royal Air Force CASA C295MPA maritime patrol aircraft heading to the area of the incident in the Gulf of Oman
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The British Maritime Trade Organization advises ships in the area(UAE coast) to exercise caution
Oil tanker Golden Brilliant currently "not under command" in the Gulf of Oman. mmsi:565458000, imo:9539016
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A British authority specialized in maritime transport UKMTO: An Incident is currently underway not related to piracy off the waters of Fujairah
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UKMTO warning says non-piracy "incident" underway off coast of UAE
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Khamenei: Presenting the 13th Presidential Endorsement Decree to Mr. Ebrahim Raisi
PM Naftali Bennett during a tour of the Israeli army Northern Command: Sitting peacefully in Tehran and igniting the entire Middle East from there - this is over1 month ago
PM Naftali Bennett during a tour of the Israeli army Northern Command: "Sitting peacefully in Tehran and igniting the entire Middle East from there - this is over"
Foreign Minister Lapid and Defense Minister Gantz to brief envoys of countries in the UN Security Council tomorrow, and present information tying Iran to the drone attack on the Mercer Street oil tanker
The NATO condemns the attack on Mercer Street vessel in the gulf of Oman
Cautious calm experienced by the areas of Daraa after attempts to storm and bombard those areas yesterday, with the continued presence of military build-ups of the militia of the government and Iran in the vicinity of Daraa alBalad there is no clear agreement until now
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Khamenei: Another aspect of being the people's President involves a relentless fight against economic corruption. Well, Mr. President started the fight against corruption in his previous position and good measures were taken. However, the main job must be carried out here
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Khamenei: In the respected President's slogans, the issue of being the people's President was emphasized. This is very important. Be with the people and beside them in the true sense of the word. People means all people without class or partisan privileges
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Khamenei: The endorsement ceremony is a display of a transition in management & shows not only the rationality, peace & serenity ruling over the country, officials & people, but also the political diversity. This is very important. In many countries such transitions occur with conflicts
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi: The people want transformation and change in the country, and the government's program is based on this idea
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi: The elections were a message from the people to change the status quo, especially the economic one
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Khamenei: Today, our dear country is thirsty for valuable service & it needs competent, jihadi, intelligent, courageous management that can use the manifest and hidden capabilities of the nation, which are much greater in scope than the problems, for constructive work and endeavor
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Khamenei: While thanking our dear people & in accordance with their choice, I endorse the victory of the knowledgeable, untiring, experienced, popular scholar, Hujjat al-Islam wal-Muslimeen Sayyid Ibrahim Raisi, and I appoint him as the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
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Khamenei: By electing a popular personage from among the scholars who is adorned with piety & wisdom & has a brilliant managerial performance record, Iranians have shown their firm determination to tread the enlightened path of Revolution, the path of justice, progress, freedom & dignity
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Khamenei: I thank the Omniscient, Omnipotent God Who helped Iran again with His grace & benevolence, to be honored in the test of elections. Our esteemed nation displayed the authority of its vote over the country's affairs with its honorable presence in complex, difficult circumstances
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi: The people wanted a government that cares about economic issues, unemployment and housing problems
Iran's Ebrahim Raisi has been inaugurated as president, according to Iran State TV
Noteworthy meeting today between @JakeSullivan46 and Israel's new National Security Advisor Eyal Hulata amid the marshaling of a collective response to Iran's attack on Mercer Street
Irani President: Reaching consensus in Vienna negotiations is not far-fetched
Pro-Assad forces launched a violent attack on Daraa al-Balad from several axes
White House: Iran's steps pose a challenge and a threat in light of an unrestricted nuclear program
"As a sovereign country Israel is going to make their own decisions" on a retaliatory strike against Iran for the lethal drone attack on an Israeli-managed petroleum product tanker in international waters, says @PressSec
Israeli army Chief of the General Staff LTG Aviv Kohavi spoke today with @CENTCOM General Frank McKenzie. The two discussed recent regional events and cooperation between both countries
Israel slams EU intention to send @enriquemora_ to the inauguration of Iranian president Raisi. Foreign ministry spokesman @LiorHaiat calls on EU to cancel the participation
Israeli MFA spox @LiorHaiat on the decision of EU to send representative to inauguration in Iran: The decision indicates misjudgment. Flattery and subservience to violent and totalitarian governments invite only more violence and aggression. The EU is strongly recommended to immediately cancel the shameful participation
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken 'confident' Iran behind drone attack on oil tanker in Arabian Sea killing two crew members from the United Kingdom and Romania
"Iran continues to act with tremendous irresponsibility," @SecBlinken says of ship attack. The US in contact with Israel, UK, Romania, etc, and "there will be a collective response"
Iranian President: Washington has insistently asked to expand the circle of negotiations to include our regional policies and missile program
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Some Persian Telegram channels report that the Iranian AD is on high alert
"We have a series of actions taken by Iran over many months, including against shipping," says @SecBlinken and Iran "continues to act with tremendous irresponsibility
Iranian President: We reiterate that the complex of sanctions can be resolved through diplomacy, otherwise the alternative will be war
The EU is sending senior official and Iran Talks coordinator @enriquemora_ to attend Raisi's inauguration this week
Defense Minister @gantzbe warned Monday that Israel would make anyone who seeks to harm the Jewish State pay "in the time and place and way" of its choosing
Netanyahu says the Biden administration could leak information about planned Israeli operations against Iran to the international media in order to prevent it and therefore Israel shouldn't agree to a "no surprises" policy regarding Iran with the U.S
Hundreds of Ahwazi civilians from different ages have been arrested by Iran security forces in recent protests in Ahwaz region(Khuzestan). So far 310 names have been identified and confirmed with their families/relatives
Iranian Americans are rallying on the Capitol Lawn in support of Iran Protests for freedom & urging the int'l community to hold Iran's incoming president Ebrahim Raisi accountable for the 1988Massacre & crimes against humanity. Event organizer: @OrgIAC
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Iran will react swiftly to any threat to its security, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Monday.
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The British Foreign Office stresses the importance of ensuring freedom of navigation for ships in accordance with international law
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The Iranian Ambassador to the UK, Mohsen Baharvand, was summoned today to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office by the Minister for the Middle East, James Cleverly, in response to the unlawful attack committed on MV Mercer Street on 29 July, @FCDOGovUK says
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A UK @DefenceHQ team is being sent to help investigate an attack (blamed on Iran) of an Israeli-linked tanker in the Arabian Sea off Oman, killing a British security guard. The personnel will assist with the investigation & will be looking at the MercerStreet tanker itself
The Romanian foreign minister @BogdanAurescu had talks over the telephone with his Israeli counterpart @yairlapid, concerning the incident involving the "Mercer Street" vessel in the Hormuz Strait area, in which a Romanian and a British national were killed on 29 July
Romania's Foreign Ministry has also blamed Iran for being responsible for the attack on Mercer Street. It says it is asking the Iranian government to provide an explanation for the incident, and says Romania reserves the right to "respond appropriately" to the attack
Khuzestan, SW Iran 23-year-old Kastelorizoam Achresh was buried on Jul 31 with the presence of his family and security forces. He was shot in the back and head for demanding water during Iran Protests for water in Khuzestan
Romania's MFA summons the Iranian ambassador in Bucharest over tanker attack that killed two crew members, one of them a Romanian national, says the incident is "inacceptable" based on UK/US elements so far that Iran is behind the hit
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