14 June 2021
Deployment of US forces, defensive in nature and primarily focused on air and missile defense, approved by @POTUS following the attack on @Saudi_Aramco facilities, announces @DeptofDefense
President Donald Trump approves deployment of US forces to Saudi Arabia, UAE after attack on oil facilities
U.S. Chief of Staff: We will strengthen Saudi Arabia's ability to defend itself against any threats
Esper: New military support will be provided to protect oil resources in the Gulf
U.S. Defense Secretary: Iran provides weapons to Houthis in Yemen
U.S. Defense Secretary: Iranian Regime Launches Campaign to Destabilize The Region
Network data show intermittent disruptions to internet connectivity in Iran from 6:30 PM UTC amid reports of disruptions and outages affecting online industrial and government platforms; limited impact affecting specific providers; root cause not yet established
US officials have confirmed to VOA that Iran is responsible for the attacks on the Saudi oilfield. One US official said that the attack originated in "southwest Iran" and that the US has more proof "than just debris" to back this up
State Department spokeswoman: We don't know if Rouhani will attend the UN General Assembly
U.S. State Department Spokeswoman: Military Option is On The Table
A spokeswoman for the State Department: There will be more sanctions on Iranian banks in the future
State Department spokeswoman: The disadvantage of the nuclear deal with Iran is that it did not address Iran's malign activities in the region
Saudi Deputy Defense Minister: Tehran government claims to protect the "vulnerable" and we see cheap coverage of them
Iran's IRGC are currently transporting military equipment to the city of Maashour in Ahvaz, this houses the city's largest oil and petrochem facilities. This is also the area that the US report the strike against Saudi Aramco originated from1 year ago
Iran's IRGC are currently transporting military equipment to the city of Maashour in Ahvaz, this houses the city's largest oil and petrochem facilities. This is also the area that the US report the strike against Saudi Aramco originated from
[email protected]: "In a failed attempt to disrupt the global economy, the Islamic Republic of Iran attacked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This act of aggression was sophisticated in its planning & brazen in its execution."
Pompeo: The Iranian regime must pay for its actions through economic pressure and diplomatic isolation
President Donald Trump says he expects sanctions against Iran will work and a military option would work but it should never be used
Trump: We are the ones who decide when to strike Iran
King Salman: After completing the investigation of the attack on Aramco, we will take appropriate measures to maintain our security
The U.S. has positioned the USS Nitze, a destroyer armed with surface-to-air missiles, off the northeastern coast of Saudi Arabia
US Treasury: Warns Governments of Dangers of Dealing with Iran on "Financial Systems"
"I could do it while you're here (order an attack on Iran), @POTUS told reporters in the Oval Office. "But in my opinion it shows strength" to hold off, he added. "Whether it's or in three weeks it doesn't make any difference."
Iran NDF sovereign wealth fund's board of trustees include Iran's president, oil minister and the Central Bank governor and has been a major source of foreign currency and funding for the IRGC-QF and Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics, according to @USTreasury
"Iran's Central Bank has provided billions of dollars to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), its Qods Force (IRGC-QF) and its terrorist proxy, Hizballah," according to @USTreasury
Iran sovereign bank will be cut off from the international banking system, says @stevenmnuchin1
1 year ago
Iran "will destroy you," Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah tells KSA
Russian Foreign Ministry: US sanctions against the National Bank of Iran will not affect the Russian position
The National Bank of Iran is Iran's last source of funds, the US Treasury secretary said
Trump: We are always ready for the military option with Iran
New sanctions on Iran include the Islamic Republic's national bank. "Highest sanctions ever imposed on a country," says @POTUS, adding they go "right to the top."
Trump announces sanctions on Iran's central bank
Protest in SDF-controlled Deir Ezzor today against the government and Iranian control west of the Euphrates. Protesters chant "the people demand the fall of Iran" & "the people demand the fall of the regime"
Protesters in Deir Ez-Zor just now, demand US backed SDF and coalition to expel government/Iranian backed militias from a couple of villages eastern Euphrates
Kuwait News Agency: Ministry decided to raise the security level of oil facilities and commercial ports
1 year ago
Russian Foreign Ministry: US coalition in the Gulf will not bring stability to the region
Iran Revolutionary Guards: Iran will respond from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean to any US plot
Saudi minister says complacency towards Iran will encourage further hostilities - Twitter
China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, "see cyber warfare as a way to take-on the United States & impose costs without confronting our traditional strengths" per @EsperDoD
House Armed Services Committee members to receive briefing from DoD/State Dept on Saudi Arabia attacks at 4 pm et today
1 year ago
The US Central Command chief welcomes the UAE's entry into the International Maritime Security Group and appreciates its role in regional security matters
Saudi Arabia MFA Al-Jubeir: The international community must shoulder its responsibilities and take a tough stance on Iran's criminal behavior
1 year ago
Head of Russian Foreign Intelligence service: Iran should not be accused in Aramco attacks without specific proofs
Pentagon not ready to say attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities came from Iran: "We're going to allow the Saudis to make the declarations on where they believe the attacks came from and the ultimate responsibility," Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman tells reporters
Maintaining NavyReadiness, day or night. The aircraft carrier USSAbrahamLincoln conducts flight operations in the Arabian Gulf, helping ensure maritime stability and security in the @US5thFleet area of operations1 year ago
Maintaining #NavyReadiness, day or night. The aircraft carrier #USSAbrahamLincoln conducts flight operations in the Arabian Gulf, helping ensure maritime stability and security in the @US5thFleet area of operations
Mahan Air Airbus A310 (EP-MNX) touching down in Beirut from Tehran; EP-MNX was one of 117 aircraft sanctioned in 2012 by US, which said Mahan was facilitating IRGC-Qods Force
Iranian militias target with heavy machine guns and mortars the village of Khalsa in the southern countryside of Aleppo
Pentagon: States of the region must stop the Iranian threat
US DoD on ARAMCO strikes in Saudi Arabia: "Regardless of whether this was a proxy or direct attack, this has been a dramatic escalation of what we've seen in the past"
Pentagon: unprecedented sophisticated weapons were used in the attack on Aramco
A spokesman for @thejointstaff says @CENTCOM is talking with Saudi Arabia about "potential ways to look at mitigating future attacks"
Pentagon: We are consulting with Saudi Arabia to reach the full facts about the Aramco attack
Pentagon: We want Iran to return to the international order and stop its malign actions
The Pentagon says Saudi Arabia has been very effective in dealing with Houthi missiles in the south
The Pentagon: Our priority is to return to the diplomatic path
Mike Pompeo, on flight back to DC from Abu Dhabi, makes clear a military response to Saturday''s Aramco attacks is off the table for now. "I was here in an act of diplomacy.we're here to build out a coalition aimed at achieving peace and a peaceful resolution to this."
The Pentagon: Our goal is to deter escalation and conflict, not war
Pentagon: All indications are that Iran is responsible for the Aramco attack
Pentagon on Aramco attacks response: We present several options to President Trump who decides
Pentagon: We are working with Saudi Arabia to assess what happened in the Aramco attack
1 year ago
USCENTCOM Iran contingency plan 'Nitro Zeus' updated and perhaps for the first time could be partly put into action
NSC meeting today to refine potential targets to strike in Iran. Strikes could focus on "sites where Iran launches cruise missiles & drones, & where the weaponry is stored" coupled with diplomatic outreach at UNGA
Adviser to the Iranian leader: Gulf water security is responsibility of Iran and America bear the responsibility for the loss of regional security
Pakistani Prime Minister stresses his country's strong condemnation of sabotage attacks on Aramco
Iranian Foreign Ministry: Washington's talk about negotiations makes no sense in light of the continuing military threat and economic terrorism
Iranian Foreign Ministry: If The United States or its allies strike Iran militarily, our response will be broad and devastating
1 year ago
Iran's IAEA envoy has dismissed nuclear proliferation concerns from the UAE and haughtily replied: "we strongly advise that regional newcomers to the nuclear field, including the UAE, show maximum transparency and avoid any deviation in their peaceful nuclear program."
Air raid sirens being tested in Saudi capital Riyadh
Ending visit to Saudi Arabia and UAE, @SecPompeo says he didn't hear anybody who doubted that Iran was behind the attacks on the Saudi oil facilities. Says there's an "enormous consensus" Iran was responsible. And he has "important information" for @POTUS on how to respond
Pompeo: We are looking for a peaceful solution in the region while Tehran continues its threats of war
Pompeo: Sanctions aim to deny Iran money for Hezbollah and its allies
Pompeo: There will be additional sanctions on Iran
Saudi Arabia with a letter to the UN Security Council: All indications are that the weapons used in the Aramco attack are Iranian
Saudi Arabia in a letter to the UN Security Council: We are dealing with an organized terrorist attack
Secretary of State Pompeo says "fingerprints of the ayatollah" all over Saudi oil attack, blaming Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
1 year ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov calls on countries in the region to start a dialogue aimed at reducing tensions in the Gulf
Trump to Fox on Iran: "I mean you may have some very strong hit. we'll see what happens. A lot of things could happen. If we can have a peaceful solution, that's good. It's possible that that won't happen."
Trump on Iran: it's possible we won't have a peaceful solution
Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said enemies do not dare face Iran as they are aware of the country’s power.
Revolutionary Guard commander says Iran is "so powerful" that it is "falsely" accused of being behind any regional incident – Fars news agency
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Zarif threatens with "all-out war" in the case of a military strike against Iran
Zarif: What is left of the pro-war hawks are trying to deceive Trump and drag him into a war with Iran
Iranian FM: Pompeo's accusations against Tehran over Aramco attack are pushing for war that will not benefit anyone
EU: Iran violates international conventions on human rights
Iran FM Zarif warns against war after Pompeo says Saudi attack was "an act of war"
1 year ago
US Central Command appreciates Saudi decision to join the International Coalition for the Protection of Navigation
US Secretary of State: Recent attacks on Aramco underline importance of protecting international trade and freedom of navigation
US Secretary of State: We appreciate the announcement by Saudi Arabia and the UAE of their participation in enhancing maritime security
A Chinese $400 bn line of credit to Iran became operational over the past days
Iraqi Foreign Ministry: We will not join any international force to protect the Gulf waterways and reject Israeli participation in it
French army spokesman announces 7 experts sent to Saudi Arabia to investigate Aramco attack
Saudi Arabia - Pompeo leaves Jeddah for Abu Dhabi
French Foreign Minister: It is not true that Houthi militias in Yemen attacked Saudi Aramco facilities
UAE decides to join the International Coalition for Maritime Security
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