25 July 2024
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CENTCOM: March 23, the Iranian-backed Houthis launched four anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBM) into the Red Sea in the vicinity of M/V Huang Pu, a Panamanian-flagged, Chinese-owned, Chinese-operated oil tanker. At 4:25 p.m. (Sanaa time), a fifth ballistic missile was detected as fired toward M/V Huang Pu. The ship issued a distress call but did not request assistance. M/V Huang Pu suffered minimal damage, and a fire on board was extinguished within 30 minutes. No casualties were reported, and the vessel resumed its course. The Houthis attacked the MV Huang despite previously stating they would not attack Chinese vessels. Between 6:50 and 9:50 a.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. forces, including USS Carney (DDG 64), engaged six Houthi unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over the southern Red Sea. Five crashed into the Red Sea, and one flew inland into Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. It was determined these UAVs presented an imminent threat to U.S., coalition, and merchant vessels in the region
CENTCOM: On March 22, between approximately 4:22 a.m. and 11:10 p.m. (Sanaa time), United States Central Command (CENTCOM) forces successfully engaged and destroyed four unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen in self-defense. During this timeframe, Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists fired four anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBM) from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen toward the Red Sea. There were no injuries or damage reported by U.S., coalition, or commercial ships. Additionally, CENTCOM forces conducted self-defense strikes against three Houthi underground storage facilities in Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist-controlled areas of Yemen. These strikes targeted capabilities used by the Houthis to threaten and attack naval ships and merchant vessels in the region. Illegal Houthi attacks have killed three mariners, sunk a commercial vessel lawfully transiting the Red Sea, disrupted humanitarian aid bound for Yemen, harmed Middle East economies, and caused environmental damage.
Iran’s foreign minister had separate phone conversations with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Ziyad Al-Nakhalah, discussing the situation in Gaza and Palestine
CENTCOM: On March 21, between 8:50 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. (Sanaa time), a coalition aircraft successfully engaged and destroyed one unmanned surface vessel (USV) launched by Iranian backed Houthi militants from a Houthi controlled area of Yemen. Additionally, coalition forces successfully engaged and destroyed two anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBMs) launched by Iranian-backed Houthi militants from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen toward the Red Sea. There were no injuries or damage reported to U.S. or coalition vessels. It was determined these weapons presented an imminent threat to coalition and merchant vessels in the region
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CENTCOM: Between 10:10 a.m. and 7:40 p.m.n(Sanaa time,) on March 20, a coalition aircraft successfully engaged and destroyed one unmanned aerial vehicle and United States Central Command successfully engaged and destroyed one unmanned surface vessel, both launched by Iranian-backed Houthi militants from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. There were no injuries or damage reported to U.S. or coalition ships. It was determined these weapons presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and U.S. Navy ships in the region
FBI: We fear that Iran will organize attacks and assassinations of its opponents on American soil
Iran’s Oil Minister announced a $13 billion deal at the signing ceremony for 6 oil fields, set to boost production by 400,000 barrels/day, with an expected $15 billion annual revenue
CENTCOM: Between approximately 8:30 and 10:50 p.m. (Sanaa time) on March 15, Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired three anti-ship ballistic missiles from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen toward the Red Sea. There were no injuries or damage reported by U.S., coalition, or commercial ships
Houthi Leader:More than 50 Islamic countries, only Iran provides weapons to the Palestinian resistance
CENTCOM: March 14 Red Sea Between 6:50 a.m. on March 14 and 12:40 a.m. on March 15 (Sanaa time), Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired two anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBMs) from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen toward the Gulf of Aden and two additional ASBMs towards the Red Sea. There were no injuries or damage reported to U.S. or coalition ships. Additionally, United States Central Command successfully engaged and destroyed nine anti-ship missiles and two unmanned aerial vehicles in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. It was determined these weapons presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and U.S. Navy ships in the region
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CENTCOM: March 12 Red Sea Between 2:00 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. (Sanaa time) on March 12, Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired one close-range ballistic missile from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen toward USS Laboon in the Red Sea. The missile did not impact the vessel and there were no injuries or damage reported. United States Central Command and a coalition vessel successfully engaged and destroyed two unmanned aerial systems (UAS) launched from a Houthi-controlled area of Yemen. It was determined these weapons presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and U.S. Navy ships.
The United States has imposed "counter terrorism" sanctions against four people based in Iran, according to a Treasury website posting on Tuesday
Netanyahu: Hamas made strange demands to reach an agreement, but we are not fighting a battle of our own, but rather a battle against the terrorist Iranian axis
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Iraq to Set up Barbed Wire Fence to Secure Border with Iran
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Iranian Army: Iranian, Russian, and Chinese naval maneuvers tomorrow in the northern Indian Ocean to enhance the security of maritime trade
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Iranian Civilian Aviation has announced the suspension of air traffic between Tehran and Damascus due to special circumstances in Syria, (despite things being normal) which indicates major escalation between Israel and Hezbollah forces both in Lebanon and Southwest Syria
Iran's Intelligence Ministry says it has "dismantled the largest financial crime network and its associated online gambling enterprises linked to the United Kingdom."
CENTCOM:US and Coalition Defeat Houthi Attack in Red Sea Area. Between 4 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. (Sanaa time), Iranian-backed Houthi militants conducted a large-scale uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) attack into the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. CENTCOM and coalition forces identified the one-way attack (OWA) UAVs and determined that they presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels, U.S. Navy, and coalition ships in the region. U.S. Navy vessels and aircraft along with multiple coalition navy ships and aircraft shot down 15 OWA UAVs. These actions are taken to protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure
“Iran has managed to join the humanitarian aid deliveries in Gaza. The Iranian Red Crescent has established shelters in southern and northern Gaza for Gazans, where food is distributed,” Israel’s Channel 11 reported, citing “documents coming out of Gaza in recent days.”4 month ago
“Iran has managed to join the humanitarian aid deliveries in Gaza. The Iranian Red Crescent has established shelters in southern and northern Gaza for Gazans, where food is distributed,” Israel’s Channel 11 reported, citing “documents coming out of Gaza in recent days.”
CENTCOM: Houthis Kill Innocent Civilians with Missile Attack. At approximately 11:30 a.m. (Sanaa time) Mar. 6, an anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) was launched from Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist-controlled areas of Yemen toward M/V True Confidence, a Barbados-flagged, Liberian-owned bulk carrier, while transiting the Gulf of Aden. The missile struck the vessel, and the multinational crew reports three fatalities, at least four injuries, of which three are in critical condition, and significant damage to the ship. The crew abandoned the ship and coalition warships responded and are assessing the situation. This is the fifth ASBM fired by Houthis in the last two days. Two of these ASBMs impacted two shipping vessels - M/V MSC Sky II and M/V True Confidence - and one ASBM was shot down by USS Carney (DDG 64). These reckless attacks by the Houthis have disrupted global trade and taken the lives of international seafarers
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Several people were killed in an explosion at Iran's Bandar Abbas refinery, the official IRNA news agency said on Thursday, adding officials have not yet issued a statement on the matter
Iran will unload about $50 million worth of crude from the Advantage Sweet, a Marshall Islands-flagged tanker seized by Iran's army in April 2023, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Wednesday
CENTCOM:Red Sea On March 5, between the hours of 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces shot down one anti-ship ballistic missile and three one-way attack unmanned aerial systems launched from Iranian-backed Houthi controlled areas of Yemen toward USS Carney (DDG 64) in the Red Sea. There are no injuries or damage to the ship.Later between 8:45 p.m. and 9:40 p.m., CENTCOM forces destroyed three anti-ship missiles and three unmanned surface vessels(USV) in self-defense. The missiles and USVs were located in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. CENTCOM forces identified the missiles, UAVs, and USVs and determined that they presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and to the U.S. Navy ships in the region. These actions are taken to protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for U.S. Navy and merchant vessels
US/UK Air Forces launch three consecutive rounds of airstrikes targeting Iran-backed Houthi militants in Ras Issa, Al-Salif, Hodeidah, Yemen
Iran and Turkiye FMs met in Jeddah on the sideline of the OIC meeting on Gaza4 month ago
Iran and Turkiye FMs met in Jeddah on the sideline of the OIC meeting on Gaza
Iraqi Foreign Minister: We assure Iran that Iraqi decision-making must be in Baghdad
CENTCOM:March 4 Red Sea On Mar. 4, at approximately 2:15a.m. (Sanaa time), Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired an anti-ship ballistic missile from Yemen into the southern Red Sea. The missile impacted the water with no reported damage or injuries to commercial or U.S. Navy ships. Between the hours of 3:50p.m. and 4:15p.m. (Sanaa time), Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired two anti-ship ballistic missiles from Yemen into the Gulf of Aden at M/V MSC SKY II, a Liberian-flagged, Swiss-owned container vessel. One of the missiles impacted the vessel causing damage. Initial reports indicate there were no injuries; the ship did not request assistance and continued on its way.At 8 p.m. (Sanaa time), CENTCOM forces conducted self-defense strikes against two anti-ship cruise missiles that presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and U.S. Navy ships in the region. These actions are taken to protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for merchant and U.S. Navy vessels
Iran’s Defense Minister visits Qatar. Iran’s Defense Minister arrived in Doha to meet Qatari officials and to attend the opening ceremony for Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2024)4 month ago
Iran’s Defense Minister visits Qatar. Iran’s Defense Minister arrived in Doha to meet Qatari officials and to attend the opening ceremony for Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2024)
Unofficial results from parliamentary selections in Tehran circulating on Telegram. Speaker of parliament Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf didn't even rank first. Looks like former Iran foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki will be become the first former foreign minister to be a member
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with @masrourbarzani of Iraq’s @Kurdistan at the White House. He affirmed support for the security of the Kurdistan region and condemned attacks by Iran and Iranian-backed proxy groups against locations there