President Trump: Iran is the ‘number one state of terror in the world’

World 07/23/19, 17:24

President Donald Trump declared at the White House on Monday that Iran is the "number one state of terror in the world." During a meeting with Pakistani President Imran Khan at the White House, President Trump told reporters his views on the latest developments regarding Iran. First, he highlighted the country's precarious ...

Iranian Revolutionary Guard seizes British tanker, boards a second vessel

World 07/20/19, 15:29

Under the growing weight of U.S. and U.K. sanctions, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard boarded and seized two tanker ships sailing through the Strait of Hormuz, on Friday, July 19. The first vessel, a British tanker Stena Impero, sailing under a British flag, was fired upon before being boarded. The Iranian military ...

US Navy shoots down Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz

U.S. 07/18/19, 19:08

The Pentagon announced, on Thursday, July 18, that it has downed an Iranian unmanned drone flying over the Strait of Hormuz. In a written statement, chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman explained, “At approximately 10 a.m. local time, the amphibious ship USS Boxer was in international waters conducting a planned inbound transit ...

Iran Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone amid tensions

Asia & Pacific 06/20/19, 03:24

Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, while disputing the circumstances of the incident. The Guard said it shot down the drone over Iranian airspace, while two U.S. ...

Trump: Iran a ‘nation of terror,’ was behind tanker attacks

Asia & Pacific 06/14/19, 10:13

Calling Iran "a nation of terror," President Donald Trump on Friday publicly accused the Persian Gulf country of responsibility for recent attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Trump said Iran's culpability was "exposed" by the United States. While calling into Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," he ...

US says Iran took mine off tanker; Iran denies involvement

Asia & Pacific 06/14/19, 03:27

The U.S. military on Friday released a video it said shows Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz, suggesting the Islamic Republic sought to remove evidence of its involvement from the scene. Iran denies being involved, accusing ...

Tankers targeted near Strait of Hormuz amid Iran-US tensions

Asia & Pacific 06/13/19, 08:08

Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were damaged in suspected attacks on Thursday, leaving one ablaze and the other adrift and forcing sailors to evacuate in the latest mysterious incident involving tankers amid heightened tensions between the U.S and Iran. The U.S. Navy, which rushed in to assist ...

Spain says frigate peeling off from US fleet is not a rebuke

Europe 05/14/19, 07:45

Spain's decision to remove a frigate on training exercises from a U.S. combat fleet that is approaching the Persian Gulf was taken purely for "technical reasons," the country's defense minister said Tuesday.Margarita Robles insisted the decision was "not an expression of distaste" over the crossing into the Strait of Hormuz ...

EXPLAINS: Strait of Hormuz, a vital global oil route

Asia & Pacific 05/13/19, 12:52

Reports that commercial ships have become targets of alleged sabotage near the Strait of Hormuz have focused new attention on the region as tensions have risen. A look at the key waterway: WHERE IS THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ? The Strait of Hormuz is the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf. It is ...

US aircraft carrier enters Persian Gulf after long absence

Asia & Pacific 12/21/18, 10:31

A U.S. aircraft carrier has sailed into the Persian Gulf, becoming the first since America's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and breaking the longest carrier absence in the volatile region since at least the Sept. 11 terror attacks.The arrival Friday of the USS John C. Stennis comes as Iranian ...

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