Iran FM warns US against ‘serious miscalculation’ in Persian Gulf

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Frame grab from NBC News’ interview of August 17, 2019 in Tehran with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif cautions the United States against attempting to form a naval coalition against Iran under the guise … Read More

Germany once again rejects possibility of joining US-led mission in Strait of Hormuz

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas looks on prior to the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on July 31, 2019. (Photo by AFP) Germany has once again rejected a US proposal to join an American naval mission tasked … Read More

Iran seizes third foreign ship in less than a month

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Vessel is suspected of smuggling large volume of fuel, ISNA reports. Hormuz, at the mouth of the Arabian Gulf, accounts for about a third of the world’s seaborne oil flows. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards seized a foreign oil tanker in the … Read More

On the ship that downed a military drone, one small mistake could cause a war with Iran

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Onboard, the USS Boxer (CNN)With short incendiary shrieks Harrier jump jets race across the USS Boxer’s deck and are soon gray dots in the sky. Seahawk and Super Stallion helicopters leap and land like gigantic insects, feeding on the mother … Read More

US proceeding with plan for coalition to counter Iran threats

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Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff says he hopes other nations will soon sign up to join the effort to protect commercial traffic in Persian Gulf area Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford testifies during a … Read More

In Gulf of Oman, Tankers Are Struck Again, Raising Fears of Wider Conflict

LONDON — Explosions crippled two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday in what the United States called “unprovoked attacks” by Iran, raising alarms about immediate security and potential military conflict in a vital passageway for a third … Read More

Iran says it will unveil new fighter jet, continue developing missiles

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Tehran’s defense minister claims aircraft, believed to be the Qaher F-313, will fly over Iranian skies as part of National Defense Industry Day celebrations next week Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, listens to an unidentified pilot during a ceremony … Read More

Rouhani says conflict with Iran would be ‘mother of all wars’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani listens to a question during a press conference in New York on September 20, 2017, on the sideline of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General assembly  –Jewel SAMAD (AFP) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani warned … Read More