Iran insists it didn’t lose any drones

Iran’s top military spokesman said all the country’s drones had returned safely to base, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, after President Donald Trump said … Read more

Oil prices rise after the U.S. Navy destroyed an Iranian drone

Oil prices rose more than 1% on Friday after the U.S. Navy destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, a major chokepoint for … Read more

Iranian forces confirm they have seized a foreign oil tanker

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign oil tanker after accusing it of smuggling oil, Iran’s state TV reported Thursday.

The news was … Read more

Suspicions Iran may have seized UAE-based oil tanker

A small oil tanker that stopped transmitting its location more than two days ago while traveling through a vital waterway near the Persian Gulf didn’t … Read more

Britain sending third warship to Gulf

The UK is sending another major warship to the Persian Gulf amid ongoing tensions with Iran.

Frigate HMS Kent will travel to the region from … Read more

EU foreign ministers meet to discuss Iran nuclear deal

EU foreign ministers are meeting on Monday to discuss the latest developments concerning the Iran nuclear deal. They will try to flesh out a plan … Read more

Iranian boats ‘harass’ British tanker in the Gulf


Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf and asked it to stop in Iranian waters … Read more

Rouhani warns the UK…it will face ‘consequences’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Britain would face “consequences” over the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker and said Iran’s increase in uranium … Read more

US wants an international military coalition to safeguard waters in the Gulf

US Marine General Joseph Dunford has said the US wants to create an international military coalition to safeguard waters around Iran and Yemen.

Gen Dunford … Read more

UPDATED: Europe has 60 days to save Iranian nuclear deal

Iran on Monday said that the last chance for saving its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers will pass after a 60-day deadline.

The warning … Read more

Iran threatens tit-for-tat retaliation after after Royal Marines storm super tanker

Iran has threatened to seize a British tanker after Royal Marines held one of their vessels suspected of taking oil to Syria off the coast … Read more

Turkey ready to mediate between the US, and Iran


In comments published Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had discussed the possible mediation between Iran and the USA with Japanese Prime … Read more

Joint Statement by France, Germany, the UK, and the High Representative of the European Union on Iran 

Joint statement by Foreign Ministers Jean-Yves Le Drian of France, Heiko Maas of Germany and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt of of the United Kingdom and Read more

Iran warned not to misjudge U.S. ‘prudence’


U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton warned that Iran should not “mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness.”. He was referring to President Donald … Read more

Trump open to talks with Iran but warns it would face “obliteration” if conflict broke out



President Trump has said he doesn’t want war but warned Iran it would face “obliteration” if conflict broke out.

Speaking to NBC on … Read more

U.S. regulator bars U.S. airlines from flying over Iranian airspace


The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an emergency order prohibiting U.S. operators from flying in an overwater area of Tehran-controlled airspace over the … Read more

UPDATED: Videos released of American drone being hit in the Gulf, strike on Iran averted at last moments



Iran and the US have both released videos purporting to show an American drone being shot down and which is threatening to escalate … Read more

Moller-Maersk alters its route through the Strait of Hormuz

The world’s largest shipping firm, A.P. Moller-Maersk, has changed the route of  its ships that were sailing through the world’s busiest transit lane, the Strait  … Read more

U.S. Navy link mine fragments to Iran

The United States Navy on Wednesday displayed mine fragments it said it had removed from one of two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of … Read more

Iran to breach enriched uranium limit on 27 June


 Iran has said it will breach on 27 June the limit on its stockpile of enriched uranium that was capped under a 2015 nuclear … Read more

Tankers targeted in the Gulf of Oman arrive in the UAE

The two tankers that were the target of a mysterious attack blamed on Iran, on Sunday arrived safely at locations off the Emirati coast. The Read more

Royal Navy planning to deploy marines to Gulf


The Telegraph reports that the Royal Navy is drawing up plans to deploy marines to the Persian Gulf to protect British ships after a … Read more

Saudi Arabia wants maritime protection for tanker traffic in the Gulf


Reuters reports that Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Gulf energy supplies, after the United States blamed Iran for attacks on two Read more

Warning that tanker attacks risk sparking conflict

After the latest incident on Thursday that left two tankers in flames in waters near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Elizabeth Dickinson, senior analyst with … Read more

Video that US says shows Iran removing mine from tankers in Gulf of Oman

The U.S. military has released a video it says implicates Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the attack on two oil tankers in the … Read more