11 May 2021
1 year ago
British Foreign Secretary: We do not discuss military options, but through diplomacy to resolve the situation
Saudi King approves the reception of US troops to raise the level of joint action in defense of the security and stability of the region
U.S. military says that unarmed surveillance aircraft, like the P-3 and P-8, are monitoring the situation in the Strait of Hormuz and the U.S. military has been in contact with ships in the area to "ensure their safety."
1 year ago
British Foreign Secretary warns Iran of dire consequences if British tanker is not released
1 year ago
The crew of the Liberian-registered Mesdar tanker seized in the Persian Gulf are "safe and well" and can continue their voyage after the ship was boarded by armed guards on Friday, manager Norbulk Shipping UK said
Second oil tanker, the UK-operated ship Mesdar, was notified of maritime regulations and is free to resume its journey - IFP
The status of the Mesdar oil tanker is still unclear. The ship is turning away from Iran, according to MarineTraffic.
Crew onboard two seized vessels are a mixture of Russian, Ukrainian, Indian, Latvian and Filipino
1 year ago
Hunt: crews of seized ships comprise a range of nationalities. No British citizens on board either ship. Ambassador in Tehran is in contact with the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Seizures are unacceptable. Essential that freedom of navigation is maintained.
Following the Iranian military's seizure of two ships, the US military is currently monitoring the transit of a US commercial cargo ship through the Strait of Hormuz using armed aircraft overhead, a US defense official tells @barbarastarrcnn. Transit typically takes 6 to 8 hours.
U.K. Foreign Sec. says two ships were seized by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz1 year ago
U.K. Foreign Sec. says two ships were "seized by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz"
1 year ago
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is "extremely concerned" by the "unacceptable" seizure of two oil tankers by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz
There are Russian citizens among crew of detained tanker Stena Impero - representative of company
President Trump confirms that he's asked Sen. Rand Paul to help with Iran situation
1 year ago
Putin about the confrontation between the USA and Iran: it concerns us a lot, because it happens near our borders and it can destabilize the situation around Iran
Iran's state news agency says the seized British-flagged tanker in the gulf had turned off its tracker and ignored warnings
Iran has seized a second tanker, the Liberian-flagged MV Mesdar, according to a US official. The order of seizure of this one and the British-flagged tanker isn't clear at this time.
Iran is "nothing but trouble" and US will be speaking with UK. "It goes to show you I was right about Iran." - Trump
"We heard one, we heard two" of Iran seizing oil tankers today, says @POTUS in reply to question. But he declines to say if this crosses a line and how US will respond except to say there's an agreement US has with UK on maritime security.
Sec Pompeo in Argentina comments on downing of Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz: "It went down, and the fact that Foreign Minister Zarif either didn't know or lied about it, I can't account for. It happened."
Crude oil tanker Mesdar (MMSI: 636013579) has diverted from its course, and is headed toward the coast of Iran
1 year ago
U.S. Central Command:We are aware of the reports of an attack against the Iranians and a Popular Mobilization Force unit in Salah ad Din. US Forces were not involved, and we have no further information at this time.
US national security council says the U.S. is aware of reports that Iranian forces have seized a British oil tanker and they will continue to work with allies and partners to "defend against Iran's malign behaviour"
The White House: Concerned about Iran's detention of British tanker in Strait of Hormuz
1 year ago
British oil tanker seized by Iran "approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the Strait of Hormuz while the vessel was in international waters.presently unable to contact the vessel which is heading north towards Iran," company statement
IRGC says 'Stena Impero' was detained for "disregarding international maritime rules + regulations" while passing through the Strait of Hormuz this afternoon.
No contact at present with StenaImpero which has a crew of 23, according to @NorthernMrn.
1 year ago
UK Ministry of Defence investigating possible seizure of British oil tanker in Iranian waters
Mesdar tanker is meant to be heading to Ras Tanura in Saudi Arabia. It slowed to 3 knots and turned sharply towards Iran at 16:32 local time.
Marine Traffic: The British carrier seized by Iran sailed from the port of Fujairah
1 year ago
British government convenes meeting of COBRA emergency committee to discuss Iran's capture of UK-flagged oil tanker
1 year ago
UK urgently seeking information after reports of Gulf incident
Trump, France's Macron speak on Iran: White House
Islamic Revolutionary Guard: British oil tanker named Stena Impero has been suspended for violating international navigation laws
Iran's Revolutionary Guard announces detention of British tanker in Strait of Hormuz
At 15:11 UTC (nearly 2 hours ago) British tanker 'Stena Impero' made a sudden turn, diverting severely off its original course towards Al Jubail in Saudi Arabia. At 15:59 UTC the tanker turned sharply towards Iran's Qeshm and Larak islands, last position was at 16:29 UTC.
IRGC Video of USS Boxer from the Iranian drone
IRGC releases video showing its drone - another video
IRGC releases video showing its drone -the US alleges to have downed-safely returning to its base after monitoring USSBoxer before and after the vessel sailed through the Strait of Hormuz.
The Pentagon denies any involvement in bombing the PMU militia camp in Iraq
US Gov't offers $7 million reward for information on Hezbollah member Salman Rapuf Salman
Although diplomatic negotiation and economic sanctions the preferred method to pressure Iran into changing its behavior, if they continue to act provocatively then US military response is an option, explains a senior administration official.
On offer by @JZarif on the nuclear issue, "we want to see those offers coming from someone with decision-making power, which he does not have," says senior US official.
"We have very clear evidence" that Iran flew a drone towards the USS Boxer," says a senior administration official.
Pro Hezbollah media deny claims made by Saudi TV @AlArabiya @AlHadath that a number of Hezbollah and Iranian Revolutionary Guards were killed in a suspected US, airstrike on an Hashd Shaabi camp east of Salahuddin where Iran allegedly moved ballistic missiles to Iraq
Photos of base of pro Iran militias in Iraq on fire as result of overnight raids by unknown UAVS
1 year ago
Gibraltar authorities extend detention of Iranian tanker Grace 1 for 30 days
1 year ago
Merkel: All diplomatic opportunities must be used to avoid escalation with Iran
1 year ago
German Chancellor: I am concerned about the situation in the Gulf
Immediately after entering the Strait of Hormuz at 7am local time Thursday, a group of six U.S. Navy ships had a series of tense encounters with the Iranian military, culminating in the downing of an Iranian drone
IRGC: We will soon publish pictures of the US destroyer, which Washington claimed to have shot down an Iranian UAV
Iranian Deputy MFA: We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else. I am worried that USS Boxer has shot down their own UAS by mistake.
Pentagon releasing photos of the USS Boxer transiting today through the Strait of Hormuz, featuring the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
U.S. Marines aboard USS Boxer used this new anti-drone jamming device called Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System (LMADIS) to down the Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz today, officials say. First deployed in January aboard USS Kearsarge, same class of warship as Boxer
Iranian Foreign Ministry: We do not even have information about the loss of a drone in the Strait of Hormuz
1 year ago
[email protected]: I want to apprise everyone of an incident in the Strait of Hormuz today, involving USSBoxer, a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship. The BOXER took defensive action against an Iranian drone..
It was the US Marines aboard the USS Boxer that downed the suspected Iranian drone, a US official tells CNN. The Marines were operating the counter-drone jamming equipment that was used. There are about 2,000 Marines on the Boxer from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Pentagon: "At approximately 10 a.m. local time, the amphibious ship USS Boxer was in international waters conducting a planned inbound transit of the Strait of Hormuz. A fixed wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) approached Boxer and closed within a threatening range."
1 year ago
USS Boxer brings down an Iranian UAV that came within threatening distance. UAV brough down by electronic warfare jamming: US defense officials
President Trump says USS Boxer shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz today, saying the ship "took defense action against the drone which had closed into a very close distance, approximately a thousand yards, ignoring multiple calls to stand down."
Incident in Strait of Hormuz involving USS Boxer, took defense action today "against an Iranian drone, ignoring multiple calls to stand down," says @POTUS. "The drone was immediately destroyed."
The United States is imposing new sanctions on 5 people and 7 entities it said were linked to Iran's nuclear program
1 year ago
American warships, including aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, searching waters in Arabian Sea for missing U.S. Navy sailor: 5th fleet statement
1 year ago
The US Navy says it is carrying out searches in the Arabian Sea for a missing American sailor
US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook tells the oil tanker seized by Iran is Emirati and that Iran is guilt of "another act of maritime aggression".
1 year ago
USS Boxer, a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, loaded with 2,000 Marines and dozens of helicopters just entered Persian Gulf following Strait of Hormuz transit hours after Iran says it seized oil tanker carrying 'smuggled fuel' and 12-man crew
The US State Department calls on Iran to immediately release the ship it seized in the Gulf
US State Department: We condemn the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' continuous harassment of ships and the safety of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz
Additional footage of the IRGC guarding the MT Riah which was seized by the IRGC for reported fuel smuggling1 year ago
Additional footage of the IRGC guarding the MT Riah which was seized by the IRGC for reported fuel smuggling
US Sanctions 4 Iraqi figures, some with Hasd Shaabi PMF pro Iran militia
First video of the oil tanker that seized by Iran  (IMO 8816455 visible)1 year ago
First video of the oil tanker that seized by Iran (IMO 8816455 visible)
[email protected] announces new sanctions on leaders of Iranian-linked paramilitary factions in Iraq
The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards: We will not start any war and enemies mistakes in the calculations will shift our strategy from defensive to offensive
Rohani appeals to Europe to put an end to the American economic war on Iran
1 year ago
Lavrov calls on the Europeans to a clearer position on the nuclear agreement with Iran
1 year ago
Kremlin: President Putin discussed with Macron the Iranian nuclear file
1 year ago
British Foreign Office: We monitor the security situation in the Gulf and are committed to ensuring freedom of navigation
1 year ago
General McKenzie from Al-Kharj base: We want to deter Iran from its malicious activities in the region
1 year ago
US Central Command chief visits al-Kharj base
1 year ago
Iran's state TV says Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign oil tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil.
A Saudi official told Reuters: a coalition to support the legitimacy protecting ships in the Red Sea
The Revolutionary Guard announces the detention of the oil tanker, which disappeared days ago and accused its crew of "smuggling"
1 year ago
Commander of the CENTCOM: We will work with all our might to find a solution on securing free shipping in the Gulf
1 year ago
Iranian TV: IRGC arrested a foreign oil tanker on the island of Lark in the Gulf
1 year ago
British government: concerned about cargo security in Strait of Hormuz
1 year ago
British Defense Secretary: It is important to send a clear message to the Iranians that they must retreat
Iranian authorities executed two Kurds in Urmia on Wednesday, according to Hengaw Organization for Human Rights. According to datas, eight Kurds have been executed by Iranian authorities in the past week in Urmia and Mahabad only.
An improvised explosive device was detonated at a vehicle belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards militia near the industrial high school in Al-Ma'adien in the eastern countryside of Deir Al-Azur, killing one of the militants.
USS Boxer and her friends in the Arabian Sea.1 year ago
USS Boxer and her friends in the Arabian Sea.
US preparing to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions
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