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U.S. Secretary of State calls for EU to condemn Iran over tanker

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called on the European Union to condemn Iran and hold Tehran accountable after he said oil from Iranian tanker Adrian Darya had been offloaded in Syria...

U.S. Secretary of State calls for EU to condemn Iran over tanker

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U.S. Blames Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks Near Persian Gulf, Secretary of State Says (WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States government blames Iran for attacks on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf, casting it as the latest in a series of “provocative actions” that have sharply raised tensions in the region. A U.S. asse...
23:13 2019-06-13

Iran tanker seizure: Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warns Iran on 'dangerous path' after tanker is seized Tanker Stena Impero seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard in guerrilla-style attack Second vessel, the British-operated Mesdar, seized and later released Ministers preparing "considered and robust" response, says No10 Donald Trump says Iran's actions are "nothing but trouble"...
09:26 2019-07-20

Germany and France condemn Iran's seizure of British tanker Germany and France expressed "solidarity" with the United Kingdom after Iran seized the Stena Impero on Friday. The incident came amid already deteriorating diplomatic relations between Iran and several Western powers....
13:26 2019-07-20

Iran's Revolutionary Guards say they captured British oil tanker: Iran state TV Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they have captured British oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian state television reported on Friday....
22:13 2019-07-19

British foreign secretary warns of ‘serious consequences’ over Iran seizing oil tanker Britain’s foreign secretary warned Saturday of “serious consequences” if Iran fails to release a British oil tanker it seized a day earlier in the Strait of Hormuz — but he ruled out “military options.” The takeover of the Stena ­Impero — which the UK described as a “hostile act’’ — ­escalated alrea...
06:13 2019-07-21

Secretary of State Pompeo says U.S. wants peaceful resolution with Iran U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the United States wants a peaceful resolution to tensions with Iran but that rests with Tehran....
00:26 2019-09-26

Texas Secretary of State Calls It Quits After Trying and Failing to Purge Thousands of Voters Months after the Texas secretary of state’s office incorrectly flagged a “substantial number” of citizens in its attempt to question the citizenship status of 95,000 registered voters, acting Secretary of State David Whitley is out, reaffirming the decades-old adage that you don’t mess with Texas....
17:39 2019-05-28

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker: state TV Iran's Revolutionary Guards told state TV the foreign tanker was smuggling oil through the Persian Gulf. Recent incidents involving vessels in the region have led to escalating tensions between Tehran and the West....
16:00 2019-07-18

Secretary of State Pompeo Wants to ‘Unite’ the World Over Alleged Iran Attacks (WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching out to wary foreign leaders to frame alleged Iranian attacks in a Middle East oil shipping route as a problem for the world at large, especially for Asian countries vitally dependent on that oil. Pompeo, in a series of Sunday television...
22:39 2019-06-16

Iran Calls Oil Tanker Attacks "Suspicious", Wants Regional Talks Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said two oil tanker incidents in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday were "suspicious" and called for regional dialogue to avoid tensions....
17:52 2019-06-13

Iran says it seized tanker after collision, UK calls move a 'hostile act' Iran said on Saturday it had seized a British-flagged oil tanker because it was involved in an accident, an explanation Britain rejected, calling the move a "hostile act"....
15:52 2019-07-20

Iran calls on Britain to release seized oil tanker immediately Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman told state news agency IRNA....
11:13 2019-07-12

Trump Blames Iran For Tanker Attacks But Calls For Talks WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area...
15:00 2019-06-15

Iran calls for seizure of British ship if oil tanker isn't freed A top adviser to Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday encouraged forces to seize a British oil tanker as a response to London's taking an Iranian supertanker off the coast of Gibraltar....
22:00 2019-07-05

Iran seizes another foreign oil tanker, state media says Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps accused the vessel, the third detained by Iran amid U.S. tensions, of trying to smuggle oil from Iran.        ...
14:00 2019-08-04

UPDATE 2-Iran calls on Britain to release seized oil tanker immediately Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman told state news agency IRNA....
11:26 2019-07-12

Kuwait calls for restraint after Iran seized British tanker: KUNA Kuwait said on Sunday that it "follows with extreme concern" the latest escalation in the Gulf region, after Iran seized a British tanker, Kuwait's news agency (KUNA) reported....
04:13 2019-07-22

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to Saudi Arabia to discuss Iran response President Donald Trump and top aides are sending mixed messages on how to respond to Iran over an attack on Saudi Arabia oil facilities.        ...
02:52 2019-09-18

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for oil tanker attacks, calls for ‘decisive’ action "The kingdom does not want a war in the region but it will not hesitate to deal with any threats to its people, its sovereignty, or its vital interests," Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said....
09:00 2019-06-16

Iran calls on Britain to release oil tanker, avoid ‘dangerous and unclear game’ A spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry questioned the legal basis for detaining the ship, which royal marines seized off the coast of Gibraltar last week....
03:39 2019-07-13

Iran’s state-run news agency says oil tanker hit by explosive near Saudi Arabia Iran’s state-run news agency said in a statement released early Friday that one of their oil tankers was hit by an explosive while off the coast of Saudi Arabia. The agency claimed the explosion had set the oil tanker on fire near the Saudi port city of Jeddah in what they called a “terr...
14:13 2019-10-11

UAE accuses 'state actor' for tanker attacks, but stops just short of Iran The United Arab Emirates stopped just short of blatantly blaming Iran for “sabotage attacks” on four tankers off its coast on May 12, but told the UN Security Council in a closed meeting this week that a “state actor” was almost the orchestrator....
22:39 2019-06-07

U.S. will aggressively enforce sanctions over Iran tanker: State Department official The United States will aggressively enforce its sanctions to prevent the private sector from assisting an Iranian oil tanker that is traveling through the Mediterranean and that Washington wants seized, a State Department official said....
00:00 2019-08-23

Iran seizes another foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf, state TV reports Iran has seized another foreign oil tanker in the Gulf, the country’s state TV reported on Sunday, accusing it of smuggling fuel to Arab states and adding that seven sailors on board the tanker had been detained. “The IRGC’s naval forces have seized a foreign oil tanker in the Pers...
23:39 2019-08-04

US secretary of state seeks global coalition in the Middle East against Iran amid rising tensions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran....
07:39 2019-06-24

Blast Sets Iran Tanker On Fire Off Saudi, 2 Missiles Hit It: State Media An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck by two missiles off the Saudi port of Jeddah on Friday, Iranian state television reported, quoting the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) which owns the vessel....
14:39 2019-10-11

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker smuggling fuel in Gulf - state media Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen, Iran's state media reported on Sunday, in a show of power amid heightened tension with the West....
14:52 2019-08-04

Iran calls seizure of British vessel a response to Royal Marines impounding Iranian tanker A spokesman of Iran’s Guardian Council was quoted in the semi-official Fars news agency saying: “The rule of reciprocal action is well-known in international law.”...
16:13 2019-07-20

Britain calls Stena Impero oil tanker seizure 'hostile act' as Iran releases video of capture London has denounced Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act." German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says Europe is trying to prevent an "uncontrollable military escalation."...
10:01 2019-07-21

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf, 12 on vessel, state media reports Twelve crews members were on the Panamanian-flagged vessel when it was captured near the Strait of Hormuz.        ...
15:13 2019-07-18

Iran seizes oil tanker carrying 'smuggled fuel' in Persian Gulf, state media reports Iran's Revolutionary Guard last week seized an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that was supposedly carrying "smuggled fuel" from Iran, state media reported Sunday....
20:52 2019-08-04

Iran Seizes Oil Tanker of ‘Smuggled Fuel’ in Persian Gulf Amid Rising Tensions, State Media Reports (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iranian forces seized a ship in the Persian Gulf suspected of carrying smuggled fuel, state media reported Sunday, marking the Revolutionary Guard’s third seizure of a vessel in recent weeks and the latest show of strength by the paramilitary force amid a spike in region...
21:13 2019-08-04

Dominic Raab appointed UK foreign secretary, first secretary of state: statement British Prime Minister Boris Johnson named Dominic Raab as foreign minister and first secretary of state on Wednesday, a return to office for the former Brexit minister who quit Theresa May's government over her deal to leave the European Union....
21:00 2019-07-24

Iran tanker seizure latest: Theresa May to chair Cobra meeting after British tanker seized Theresa May will chair a meeting of the Government's emergency committee Cobra on Monday after Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Persian Gulf....
23:39 2019-07-21

Anti-Trump Republican Jeff Flake calls on GOP to condemn 'vile and offensive' tweets Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, one of President Trump’s most vocal Republican critics, has called on others in his party to condemn the president’s recent controversial comments about several Democratic congresswomen....
20:39 2019-07-15

Iran tanker seizure: Jeremy Hunt vows British shipping 'must and will be' be protected after tanker is boarded Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has vowed British shipping "must and will be protected" following the seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz....
19:39 2019-07-20

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that drove up oil prices and raised concerns about a new U.S.-Iranian confrontation, but Tehran bluntly denied the allegation....
05:00 2019-06-14

Iran tanker heads to Greece after release, Iran warns U.S against seizure attempt An Iranian tanker headed through the Mediterranean toward Greece on Monday after it was released from detention off Gibraltar, and Tehran said that any at U.S. move to seize the vessel again would have "heavy consequences"....
11:13 2019-08-19

UPDATE 13-U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion * Attacks occur during Japanese prime minister's Iran trip (Adds details of statement by Iranian mission to United Nations, British foreign secretary)...
03:26 2019-06-14

Iran’s U.N. Mission says Iran “categorically rejects” U.S. claims it was responsible for latest oil tanker incidents UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s U.N. Mission says Iran “categorically rejects” U.S. claims it was responsible for latest oil tanker incidents. The post Iran’s U.N. Mission says Iran “categorically rejects” U.S. claims it was responsible for latest oil tanker incident...
03:00 2019-06-14

Iran tanker heads to Greece, Iran warns U.S. against seizure bid An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Tehran said any U.S. move to seize the vessel again would have "heavy consequences"....
00:00 2019-08-20

Quds rallies in Iran condemn Trump's Middle East peace plan Iranian protesters have burned effigies of Donald Trump and trampled Israeli flags as part of annual rallies marking Quds Day. The marches come as the US prepares to unveil a long-awaited plan for the Middle East....
17:52 2019-05-31

Huckabee on Iran tanker attacks: 'Ridiculous' to believe Iran 'had nothing to do with it' It was absurd for the Iranian government to claim they were not involved in attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East region, according to Mike Huckabee....
07:00 2019-06-15

Detained Iranian tanker will be released if oil isn't bound for Syria, UK foreign secretary says An Iranian oil tanker held by British forces near Gibraltar will be released if the United Kingdom is assured the oil will not be heading to Syria, London's top diplomat said Saturday....
04:26 2019-07-14

| Calls mount for resignation of Trump labor secretary Democratic Party leaders called on Tuesday for the resignation of President Donald Trump's secretary of labor over a secret plea deal he made a decade ago with a wealthy hedge fund manager accused of sexually abusing young girls....
12:39 2019-07-10

UK’s home secretary calls for calming of political rhetoric Britain’s home secretary has pleaded for the calming of extreme political rhetoric and empathized with four U.S. congresswomen of color who were the target of President Donald Trump’s tweets...
16:52 2019-07-19

US backs Saudi 'right to defend itself' after 'act of war,' secretary of state says The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described attacks on Saudi oil facilities as an "act of war" by Iran. Tehran has denied a role in the attacks and said it would retaliate if targeted....
11:13 2019-09-19

Top aide to U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo resigns A senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has resigned, with the State Department mired in a controversy over the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine that has prompted an impeachment inquiry targeting the president....
02:52 2019-10-12

Trump "Less Prepared" Than Putin For Key Meet, Says Ex-State Secretary US President Donald Trump was less prepared than Vladimir Putin for their first meeting, allowing his Russian counterpart to promote his own agenda and leaving US officials at a disadvantage, former......
12:13 2019-05-23

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo says ISIS strong in some areas: CBS U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged on Tuesday that Islamic State militants are gaining strength in some areas but said the militant group's capacity to conduct attacks has been greatly diminished....
15:26 2019-08-20

US Secretary of State says Huawei is an 'instrument of Chinese government' The United States kept the pressure on Chinese telecommunications giant and phone maker Huawei today as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the company takes direct orders from the Chinese Government.“Huawei is an instrument of the Chinese government,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox Bu...
15:52 2019-05-29

Top aide to U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo resigns: report A senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has resigned, according to the Washington Post, which said an announcement was expected as soon as Friday....
17:26 2019-10-11

Nancy Pelosi calls for Labor secretary to resign over Epstein deal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign for negotiating a plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein that allowed the multimillionaire financier to spend a little more than a year in jail on sex crime charges. “@SecretaryAcosta must step down,” Pelosi wrote on Twitter late Mo...
16:39 2019-07-09

'We're losing the race': UN secretary general calls climate change an 'emergency' António Guterres cites ‘fantastic leadership’ of young activists and is counting on public pressure to compel governments to honor the 2015 Paris AgreementThe UN secretary general says that he is counting on public pressure to compel governments to take much stronger action against what he calls the...
02:00 2019-09-19

Cabinet Secretary Calls For Meet On $5 Trillion Economy Roadmap: Report Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha has called for a meeting on Monday to discuss the vision, policy intervention, investment and departmental responsibilities towards achieving the target of a $5 trillion......
08:26 2019-07-07

Iran 'threat' has diminished, says US defense secretary Patrick Shanahan credits US show of forceRemarks appear to be a sign tension is easingThe acting US defence secretary has claimed that the alleged threat from Iran has receded as the result of an American show of force in the Middle East.“We’ve put on hold the potential for attacks on Americans,” Pa...
00:13 2019-05-22

Trump says Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan could be next envoy to Moscow U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan "could very well be" the next U.S. ambassador to Russia, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, describing the No. 2 diplomat at the State Department as "very respected."...
03:52 2019-08-21

US State Secretary Opens Up On His "Tough" Time Doing Business In India Ahead of his visit to India, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has revealed that he had a "tough" time as a businessman in Chennai and Bengaluru while trying to sell machine parts for the aerospace......
20:13 2019-06-13

Top Aide To US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Resigns: Report Michael McKinley, a career diplomat, has served as Pompeo's policy adviser since May 2018 following previous posts as ambassador to Brazil, Afghanistan, Columbia and Peru....
16:39 2019-10-11

Missouri secretary of state blocks 'heartbeat' abortion law referendum A move to authorize a referendum over Missouri's recently enacted ban on abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy hit a roadblock on Thursday when the secretary of state rejected petitions filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri and others to get the issue to the ballot....
23:52 2019-06-06

North Korea blasts 'thoughtless remarks' from US Secretary of State A senior North Korean diplomat has berated US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for comments saying that Pyongyang had gone "rogue." The statement carried on state media is not the North's first jab at Pompeo....
19:26 2019-08-31

U.S. secretary of state criticizes China's dams on Mekong River U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticized China's dam-building on the Mekong River, saying its construction had left the crucial waterway at its lowest level in a decade in Southeast Asian countries downstream....
12:52 2019-08-01

US Secretary of State Pompeo blames Cuba for Venezuelan regime On a visit to Latin America, the US top envoy has blamed Cuba for propping up the Venezuelan regime. Moving on to Mexico, the focus was on trade and migrants, a day before a key trade deadline....
01:39 2019-07-22

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo To Visit India From June 25-27 In the first high-level visit from any country following the Lok Sabha polls, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will be in India from June 25-27 and hold talks with the leadership here to......
08:26 2019-06-21

US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo To Visit India From June 25-27: MEA US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will be visiting India from June 25-27, the first high-level engagement between the two countries since the election, the External Affairs Ministry said on......
14:13 2019-06-20

US Secretary of State Pompeo subpoenaed in Trump impeachment inquiry The US Secretary of State has been asked by a congressional committee to turn over documents related to President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The subpoena is part of a preliminary impeachment inquiry....
08:00 2019-09-28

Huawei CEO Lying Over Ties to China Government, US Secretary of State Says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday the chief executive of China's Huawei was lying about his company's ties to the Beijing government....
13:00 2019-05-24

In Europe, U.S. defense secretary calls for greater effort to counter China, Russia U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, in his first major speech, on Friday called for a greater European focus on tackling what he called growing security and economic threats from China and Russia....
13:39 2019-09-06

Secretary Pompeo Says U.S. Ready to Talk to Iran With ‘No Preconditions’ BELLINZONA, Switzerland — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the Trump administration is ready for unconditional discussions with Iran in an effort to ease rising tensions that have sparked fears of conflict. But the United States will not relent in trying to pressure the Isl...
17:26 2019-06-02

Trump defense secretary nominee says US not seeking war with Iran Confirmation of Mark Esper appeared almost certain at Senate hearing where he received significant Democratic supportDonald Trump’s nominee to become the first permanent US defence secretary in more than six months, has said that the US is not seeking war with Iran and needed to “get back on the dip...
00:52 2019-07-17

Texas secretary of state resigns amid voter investigation debacle In the shadow of a mistake-filled effort to purge the state's voter rolls of noncitizens, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley delivered his resignation to the governor Monday afternoon just before the end of the legislative session....
07:26 2019-05-29

US Hopes For Talks With North Korea "In Days, Weeks": US State Secretary The United States hopes to get back to denuclearization talks with North Korea in the coming days or weeks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday....
07:39 2019-09-09

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo took part in Trump-Zelenskiy phone call: WSJ U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took part in a July phone conversation between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that is at the heart of a House of Representatives impeachment inquiry, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday....
06:00 2019-10-01

Watch CNBC's full interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Secretary Mike Pompeo joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the most pressing issues in geopolitical politics, specifically the trade war in China, the security threat posed by Huawei, the administration's position on the Middle East and Iran, the protests in Hong Kong and more....
17:00 2019-08-21

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo says Huawei CEO lying over ties to government: CNBC U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday the chief executive of China's Huawei Technologies was lying about his company's ties to the Beijing government, and he believed more U.S. companies would cut ties with the tech giant....
15:26 2019-05-23

Former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach files to run for a Senate seat The Republican known for hard-line views against illegal immigration formally led President Trump’s short-lived election integrity commission, which was mired in controversy....
19:00 2019-07-08

Texas secretary of state resigns amid voter purge controversy Texas Secretary of State David Whitley abruptly resigned Monday amid criticism for challenging the citizenship status of thousands of voters in the state....
21:13 2019-05-28

Virginia Democrat who was accused of having sex with teen secretary wins in state primary A Virginia Democrat, who was accused in 2014 of having sex with his teenage secretary he later married, won the Democratic primary on Tuesday for the state’s 16th Senate District....
11:00 2019-06-12

Heather French Henry Wins Democratic Nod For Secretary Of State Race (AP/LEX 18) — Heather French Henry  has won the Democratic nomination for Kentucky Secretary of State. An activist, veterans advocate and former Miss America, French Henry emerged victorious Tuesday in a field of Democratic candidates vying to to run for Secretary of State. The winner will fac...
02:39 2019-05-22

State sponsor behind May tanker attacks, says UAE minister The UAE's foreign minister said on Saturday a "state sponsor" was involved in a May 12 attack on oil tankers in the Gulf, but did not name any particular country....
19:13 2019-06-15

Tillis defends Acosta from calls to resign amid Epstein scandal: 'Has been a great secretary' Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., said the effort to remove Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta from office is a political ploy and claimed he'd vote to confirm him again, even after learning all the current facts about the Jeffrey Epstein case. ...
23:26 2019-07-11

Trump 'feels badly' for labor secretary amid calls for resignation over Epstein case Alexander Acosta accused of helping Jeffrey Epstein, charged with sex trafficking, escape justice 10 years ago by securing a plea dealDonald Trump on Monday defended his labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, from accusations that he helped Jeffrey Epstein, the financier charged with sex trafficking on ...
09:13 2019-07-10

Labor secretary Acosta defends Epstein plea deal amid calls for resignation The former US attorney claims the deal secured a greater penalty for Epstein than state officials otherwise would have managedThe embattled labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, on Wednesday defended the terms of a non-prosecution agreement he made 10 years ago with the financier Jeffrey Epstein, who a...
02:52 2019-07-11

U.N. chief calls for independent probe into Gulf tanker attacks United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf of Oman....
19:26 2019-06-14

McConnell would prefer confirmed defense secretary given Iran tensions U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday it would be better to have a Senate-confirmed defense secretary than someone serving in just an acting capacity given tensions between the United States and Iran....
20:52 2019-06-18

Trump: Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan withdraws his nomination, Army Secretary Esper will be new acting secretary WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump: Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan withdraws his nomination, Army Secretary Esper will be new acting secretary. The post Trump: Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan withdraws his nomination, Army Secretary Esper will be new acting secretary appeared first on LEX18.com....
21:00 2019-06-18

UK says Iran tanker will be freed, unless it goes to Syria The UK has told Iran that an Iranian tanker seized by British forces off the coast of Gibraltar last week would be released, so long as it did not go to Syria. Iran has pledged to continue oil exports....
02:52 2019-07-14

UK Says Iran's Seizure Of Oil Tanker Is "Tit-For-Tat Situation" London on Saturday urged Iran to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf by releasing a British-flagged ship it said had been illegally seized in Omani waters in an "utterly unacceptable" gambit....
05:26 2019-07-21

Iran and U.K. Talk Over Tanker Crisis The U.K. and Iran sought to defuse tensions over a detained Iranian oil tanker in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar but failed to resolve an issue that has raised new fears about military conflict over commercial shipping lanes....
18:52 2019-07-14

Iran Says Freed Tanker Has Unloaded Oil A tanker released from Gibraltar despite U.S. objections that it was carrying crude to Syria has unloaded its oil, a top Iranian official said, after the ship dropped anchor near a Syrian port....
16:00 2019-09-09

UK says Iran tried to intercept British tanker Britain has said Iran tried to divert and intercept one of its commercial oil tankers, but was warned off by the Royal Navy. Tehran had warned Britain of "consequences" after one of its vessels was seized....
14:26 2019-07-11

Iran says it aided an oil tanker in distress After US intelligence raised fears that a foreign tanker was forced into Iranian waters over the weekend, Iran said it assisted a vessel suffering a technical glitch....
05:00 2019-07-18

Concern grows over oil tanker last seen off Iran US intelligence fears vessel could have been hijacked by Revolutionary GuardsUS officials suspect that a Panamanian-flagged oil tanker that stopped transmitting its location after straying into Iranian waters may have been hijacked by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.Iran’s semi-official news agency ISNA...
00:52 2019-07-17

Heather French Henry wins Democratic nomination for Kentucky Secretary of State LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heather French Henry wins Democratic nomination for Kentucky Secretary of State. The post Heather French Henry wins Democratic nomination for Kentucky Secretary of State appeared first on LEX18.com....
02:39 2019-05-22

Pompeo could 'pull a Kissinger' and replace Bolton while remaining secretary of state: Sources As President Trump begins considering replacements for former national security adviser John Bolton, sources close to the administration say it's possible Trump will make an unusual pick and ask Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to fill the role....
20:26 2019-09-11

David Whitley, Texas Secretary of State, Resigns After Questioning Voters’ Citizenship In January, Mr. Whitley urged county officials to review 95,000 registered voters who might not be citizens. The effort foundered almost immediately....
07:13 2019-05-29

North Korea takes swipe at Trump’s secretary of state, but says it’s ready to talk Working-level talks between the United States and North Korea have yet to restart since stalling after the failed second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi in February....
13:26 2019-08-23

Rudy Giuliani is Donald Trump’s real secretary of state | Lloyd Green Giuliani wanted to be tapped as America’s top diplomat, and it looks like he got more than he bargained for: congressional scrutiny and the media’s glareFrom the looks of things, Rudy Giuliani has been the real secretary of state from Day One of the Trump administration. From Ukraine to Turkey to Ir...
09:00 2019-10-12

Secretary of State Pompeo said he approves of Giuliani's push for Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that he supports Rudy Guiliani's push for the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. Pompeo was pressed on CBS' "Face the Nation" on if it was "appropriate" for Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, to be pushin...
01:26 2019-09-23

The U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Says Islamic State Remains Resilient in Afghanistan UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the Islamic State extremist group remains resilient in Afghanistan despite “a high pace” of operations against it by government and international forces — and is urging all armed groups not to interfere in the upco...
07:13 2019-09-10

Democrats, citing GOP-imposed voting restrictions, aim to take over secretary of state offices in five states Buoyed by victories in three states last year, Democrats are looking to expand their representation in the offices that oversee elections in most states....
11:26 2019-08-22

North Korea says U.S. secretary of state’s ‘irritating’ talk makes discussions tougher North Korea's vice foreign minister: "The U.S. had better not put our patience to the test any longer with such remarks irritating us if it doesn't want to have bitter regrets afterwards,"...
10:13 2019-08-31

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he was on July phone call between Trump, Zelensky U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he was part of the controversial phone call in July between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that spurred a House impeachment inquiry....
18:00 2019-10-02

UAE claims 'state actor' carried out tanker attacks Initial investigations into "sophisticated" attacks on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz point to a "state actor," said the United Arab Emirates. The US has claimed Iran is behind incidents that damaged four vessels....
06:52 2019-06-07

UAE: Evidence shows tanker attacks 'state-sponsored' The United Arab Emirates' top diplomat says evidence his country possesses indicates that recent attacks against oil tankers inside UAE waters were "state-sponsored."...
15:13 2019-06-15

UAE says evidence shows oil tanker attacks were ‘state sponsored’ Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan didn't name the state, but said his country wants to work with other nations to prevent a further escalation of tensions in the region....
20:13 2019-06-15

UAE Says "Sophisticated" Tanker Attacks Likely Work Of A State Actor The United Arab Emirates told United Nations Security Council members on Thursday that attacks on four tankers off its coast on May 12 bore the hallmarks of a "sophisticated and coordinated......
21:26 2019-06-07

UAE: Evidence shows tanker attacks ‘state-sponsored’ NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The United Arab Emirates’ top diplomat says evidence his country possesses indicates that recent attacks against oil tankers inside UAE waters were “state-sponsored.” Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan didn’t name the state, but said h...
15:00 2019-06-15

Former Labour home secretary also admits to voting Lib Dem and calls for Alastair Campbell's reinstatement to party A former Labour home secretary has admitted he also voted for the Liberal Democrats, and called on the party to reinstate the membership of Alastair Campbell....
01:13 2019-05-29

Nancy Pelosi calls for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's resignation over deal cut for Jeffrey Epstein Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called for the resignation of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta for his involvement in a non-prosecution deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was then being investigated under suspicion of sexually abusing underage girls in Florida. The non-p...
17:52 2019-07-09

Ex-Clinton press secretary calls McConnell 'amoral' for saying he would fill vacant Supreme Court seat Former Bill Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “amoral” for stating that Republicans would confirm a new Supreme Court justice in 2020 if given the chance....
21:00 2019-05-29

Qatar calls for international probe into tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman Qatar called for an international investigation into attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday and a de-escalation of tensions in the region....
22:52 2019-06-13

Saudi crown prince calls for 'decisive stand' on tanker attacks Saudi Arabia's crown prince called on the international community to take a "decisive stand" toward attacks on two oil tankers in a vital shipping route, which he blamed on Iran during an interview with Saudi-owned Asharq Al-Awsat....
09:26 2019-06-16

British Foreign Office calls in Iranian envoy over tanker seizure Britain summoned the Iranian Charge d'Affaires in London after Friday's seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the British Foreign Office said on Saturday....
15:52 2019-07-20

It's clear that Trump 'doesn't want a war with Iran,' acting US Defense Secretary Shanahan says "When the president says he doesn't want a war with Iran, I think that is pretty clear," acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told reporters traveling with him to Indonesia....
09:26 2019-05-30

Iran's foreign minister, U.N. secretary-general meet in New York: IRNA Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York on Thursday and discussed the Iranian tanker seized by the British Navy, a report by Iran's state news agency IRNA said....
01:52 2019-07-19

Brazil trade secretary sees no impact of Iran shipping impasse Brazil's foreign trade secretary Lucas Ferraz said there are no signs that the impasse involving Iranian ships without fuel near Brazilian ports will affect bilateral trade relations....
23:26 2019-07-24

UK Says "Looking At Options" To Respond To Iran After Tanker Seized Britain is looking into a series of options to respond to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, junior defence minister Tobias Ellwood said on Sunday when asked whether London was considering......
16:00 2019-07-21

U.S. unsure about circumstances of tanker towed to Iran U.S. officials say they are unsure whether an oil tanker towed into Iranian waters was seized by Iran or rescued after facing mechanical faults as Tehran asserts, creating a mystery at sea at a time of high tension in the Gulf....
13:26 2019-07-17

The Latest: Iran says it helped a tanker with tow to harbor An Iranian news agency quotes a Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying Iran helped an oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz amid U.S. concern that Tehran seized one there...
07:52 2019-07-17

Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a BP-operated tanker through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on Thursday....
12:39 2019-07-11

U.S. Warns Greece Against Assisting Iran Oil Tanker The U.S. has warned Greece against assisting the Iranian tanker released by Gibraltar last week, saying those who help the vessel, which is carrying oil deemed illicit, would face immigration and potential criminal consequences....
19:00 2019-08-20

Iran decries 'cowardly attack' on oil tanker An Iranian government spokesman on Saturday described as a "cowardly attack" an incident that Iranian media have called the apparent targeting by missiles of an Iranian-owned oil tanker, and said Iran would respond after the facts had been studied....
00:13 2019-10-13

U.S. Warns Greece Against Hosting Iran Oil Tanker The U.S. has warned Greece against hosting the Iranian tanker released by Gibraltar days earlier, saying those who facilitate the vessel, which is carrying oil deemed illicit, would face immigration and potential criminal consequences....
10:13 2019-08-20

Iran says it has seized foreign oil tanker in Gulf Report on state TV says ship was smuggling oil but does not say which country crew are fromIranian state TV says Revolutionary Guards forces have seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil.Thursday’s report says the tanker was taking fuel from Iranian smugglers to foreign customer...
13:26 2019-07-18

Iran, U.K. Inch Closer to Tanker Resolution Iran and the U.K. are making progress toward the release of an Iranian tanker impounded in Gibraltar, a move that could prompt Tehran to free a British-flagged vessel it subsequently seized....
17:13 2019-08-13

Iran says it has captured a British-flagged oil tanker Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said its navy has captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Follow here for the latest....
04:13 2019-07-20

Iran says Britain might release oil tanker soon, Gibraltar says not yet The British territory of Gibraltar will not yet release an Iranian oil tanker seized by Royal Marines in the Mediterranean despite an Iranian report that it could do so on Tuesday, an official Gibraltar source said....
00:39 2019-08-14

Tensions soar after Iran seizes tanker Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said its navy has captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Follow here for the latest....
10:26 2019-08-04

EU warns against blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks European foreign ministers have urged restraint in directing blame over an alleged attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The US has pointed the finger at Iran, but European diplomats say they need more evidence....
20:39 2019-06-17

Iran-UK tanker standoff: What is the next step for Britain? After Iran seized a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the UK is looking for a diplomatic way forward. But if Tehran refuses to negotiate, London will have to consider taking a harder line....
17:13 2019-07-23

Former Guard commander says Iran should seize UK oil tanker A former leader of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard says the Islamic Republic should consider seizing a British oil tanker in response to authorities detaining an Iranian oil tanker off the coast Gibraltar...
18:26 2019-07-05

Iran's president hints at tanker exchange Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appeared to signal Wednesday that his country might be willing to release a British-flagged oil tanker it seized—in return for the UK's release of a detained Iranian tanker....
03:52 2019-07-25

Iran frees British oil tanker after 2 months Iranian officials on Monday released a British oil tanker it seized two months ago, a day ahead of a meeting between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Hassan Rouhani....
15:00 2019-09-23

Iran releases seized UK-flagged tanker A British-flagged oil tanker held by Iran since July was released Friday and was heading toward the United Arab Emirates, the company that owns the vessel said....
19:00 2019-09-27

Iran: UK ‘should be scared’ of retaliation over seized tanker Iran said Saturday the United Kingdom should be “scared” of possible retaliation after the Royal Marines captured an Iranian supertanker in Gibraltar. “I am openly saying that Britain should be scared of Iran’s retaliatory measures over the illegal seizure of the Iranian oil tanker,” Moh...
15:52 2019-07-06

UK joins US in blaming Iran for tanker attacks British officials said Friday that the Iranian military is likely responsible for damaging two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, supporting the assessment of the Trump administration....
03:13 2019-06-15

Iran sells oil from tanker released by Gibraltar Iran did not identify the buyer of the 2.1 million barrels of oil or where the vessel is currently headed. The US previously said it would take action to prevent the oil from being delivered to Syria....
19:52 2019-08-26

Iran: U.S. accusations over oil tanker attacks 'alarming' Iran warned the United States Friday against blaming Tehran for new attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying the U.S. accusations are "worrying."...
18:52 2019-06-14

Iran seizes another oil tanker, third as feud with US continues Iran seized a vessel it accused of smuggling fuel in the Persian Gulf, the third time the Iranian Revolutionary Guards detained a ship in the waterway in recent weeks as the stalemate between the Islamic Republic and the US continues. The Iranian forces intercepted the ship Wednesday near Farsi Isla...
06:26 2019-08-05

Iran Says It Sold Oil From Tanker Released By Gibraltar Iran has sold the oil from a tanker released by Gibraltar after weeks in the custody of British Royal Marines and the vessel's owner will decide on its next destination, IRIB news agency quoted an......
00:52 2019-08-27

Iran releases crew members from UK tanker Seven Indian crew members aboard a British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran in July are being released, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi told state TV on Wednesday....
03:52 2019-09-05

Russia says don't use tanker attacks to pressure Iran: RIA Russia on Thursday warned against rushing to attribute blame for a suspected attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and said the incident should not be used to stoke tensions with Tehran, Russia's RIA news agency reported....
16:39 2019-06-13

US says Iran removed unexploded mine from oil tanker DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military’s Central Command has released a video is says shows Iranian forces removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the two ships suspected to have been attacked near the Strait of Hormuz. It released the black-and-white footage early Friday ...
05:00 2019-06-14

The US blamed Iran for the tanker attacks. Here's what the Navy could do next It will likely take days, weeks or even months for the military to go through the forensics needed to find out exactly who is behind the attack, but one expert says, "Iran's ships are very exposed."...
16:13 2019-06-14

Iran says it has sold oil from tanker released by Gibraltar Iran has sold the oil from a tanker released by Gibraltar after weeks in the custody of British Royal Marines and the vessel's owner will decide on its next destination, IRIB news agency quoted an Iranian government spokesman as saying on Monday....
11:00 2019-08-26

Iran says it came to help of disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf Iranian navy vessels came to the assistance of a disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that needed repairs, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday by the semi-official news agency ISNA....
21:52 2019-07-16

Bolton Says Iran Is Likely Responsible for Oil Tanker Attacks John R. Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, accused Iran on Wednesday of being behind reported attacks on ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates....
11:39 2019-05-29

Iran Says It Has Seized Another Oil Tanker in Persian Gulf State news media reported that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps had seized a ship smuggling fuel to Arab countries and had detained the foreign crew....
14:52 2019-08-04

Iran oil tanker sought by US seen off Syrian coast Gibraltar released the Adrian Darya 1 tanker in mid-August after Iran promised it would not discharge its 2.1 million barrels of oil in Syria. The vessel was detained for weeks on suspicion of violating EU sanctions....
16:39 2019-09-07

John Bolton says UAE tanker attacks were 'almost certainly from Iran' Tensions have spiked this month following the tanker attack, which UAE authorities described as sabotage, and a subsequent drone attack on Saudi oil pumping stations claimed by Iranian-backed Yemeni Houthi rebels....
11:52 2019-05-29

Iran 'may have seized' oil tanker that went off radar at weekend Iran may have seized a small oil tanker travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after its tracker stopped transmitting its location, a US official has said....
00:26 2019-07-17

John Bolton says Iran is 'almost certainly' behind oil tanker 'attacks' US President Trump's national security adviser did not provide evidence but claimed Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Tehran called the accusation "laughable."...
17:00 2019-05-29

Iran says oil tanker hit by two missiles, leaking crude into Red Sea An Iranian oil tanker was struck by a pair of rockets off the coast of Saudi Arabia in the Red Sea on Friday, Iranian officials said, the latest in a string of similar strikes....
07:52 2019-10-12

Oil rises more than 2% after Iran seizes British tanker Oil prices rose more than 2% on Monday on concerns that Iran's seizure of a British tanker last week may lead to supply disruptions in the energy-rich Gulf....
12:52 2019-07-22

Secretary of State Pompeo: Taliban ‘Overreached’ in Kabul Bombing That Killed an American Soldier WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that Taliban “overreached” with their car bomb attack in a diplomatic area near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, killing an American soldier — and that led President Donald Trump to pull back from planned Afghanistan peace ta...
20:26 2019-09-08

Chaffetz: Secretary of State Pompeo should be 'personally involved' in Clinton email server review Former Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz said Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo should be "personally involved" with the review of whether State Department personnel mishandled information contained on Hillary Clinton's private email server. ...
19:26 2019-06-18

Exclusive: Secretary of State Pompeo Declines to Sign Risky Afghan Peace Deal The U.S. is closing in on a deal with the Taliban that is designed to wind down America’s 18-year war in Afghanistan, but the best indication of how risky the pact may be is this: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is declining to sign it, according to senior U.S., Afghan and European officials. T...
08:26 2019-09-05

Pedro Pierluisi Wins House Confirmation to Be Puerto Rico’s Secretary of State. But Who Will Be Governor? The island’s House of Representatives confirmed Mr. Pierluisi as secretary of state, but it remained unclear if he would replace Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló....
22:26 2019-08-02

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told House panel he had to condense issues for inattentive Trump Rex Tillerson said he had to condense complex foreign policy issues for President Donald Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner often interfered.        ...
01:26 2019-06-28

Secretary of State Pompeo Urges Asia to Resist China’s Demands to Repatriate Uighurs (UNITED NATIONS) — America’s top diplomat says Central Asian nations should reject Chinese demands to repatriate ethnic minorities to China, where they face repression. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) says Beijing’s detention of Uighur (WEE’-gur) Muslims i...
23:26 2019-09-22

Democrats, citing GOP-imposed voting restrictions, aim to flip secretary of state offices in five states Buoyed by victories in three states last year, Democrats are looking to expand their representation in the offices that oversee elections in most states....
23:39 2019-08-22

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Tells House Committee Impeachment Depositions Are ‘Not Feasible’ (WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says in a letter to the House Foreign Affairs Committee that Democrats are trying to “intimidate” and “bully” State Department employees and that depositions scheduled by the panel are “not feasible.” Three House...
19:39 2019-10-01

Trump's hard-line approach to Iran is a 'strategic mistake,' former US energy secretary says Washington's hard-line approach to Iran risks provoking Tehran not to comply with the 2015 nuclear agreement, former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz said Thursday at the Ecosperity Conference in Singapore....
10:52 2019-06-06

Iran tanker detention by Britain was threatening act, minister says Britain's detention of an Iranian tanker last week was a threatening and incorrect action, Iran's Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Monday....
12:00 2019-07-08

Iran says it seized British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz The Iranian Revolutionary Guards announced Friday that they seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the same region where the United States says one of its ships shot down an Iranian drone earlier this week....
21:39 2019-07-19

Iran says Britain might release Grace 1 oil tanker soon: IRNA Iran said on Tuesday that Britain might free its oil tanker Grace 1 soon, after some documents were exchanged that would help the seized ship's release....
11:13 2019-08-13

Trump says U.S. will talk to Britain after Iran seizes oil tanker U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would talk to the United Kingdom after Iran's Revolutionary Guards said it had seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf....
22:13 2019-07-19

Iran tanker shifts position but still at anchor off Gibraltar An Iranian tanker caught in the standoff between Tehran and the West shifted position on Friday, but its anchor was still down off Gibraltar and it was unclear if it was ready to set sail soon....
22:13 2019-08-16

Stena Bulk CEO says not in talks with Iran over seized tanker The company which owns the British-flagged Stena Impero oil tanker seized by Iran is not in negotiations with Iran and is not aware of any formal charge against the crew or the company, its chief executive said on Wednesday....
15:52 2019-09-25

Iran releases footage of captured tanker's crew Iran has released a short video of what it says is the crew of the Stena Impero, the British-flagged tanker that was seized by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday....
09:39 2019-07-23

Gibraltar defies U.S. intervention and releases Iran oil tanker The United States applied to seize an Iranian oil supertanker impounded in Gibraltar. The ship has been released.        ...
14:39 2019-08-16

Britain may release tanker if Iran 'guarantees' oil isn't going to Syria The British foreign secretary said the Iranian tanker detailed near Gibraltar could be released in exchange for a guarantee that the oil would not be taken to Syria....
04:52 2019-07-14

British tanker released after being held by Iran for 2 months A British-flagged oil tanker held by Iran since July was released Friday and was heading toward the United Arab Emirates, the company that owns the vessel said....
20:52 2019-09-27

British tanker leaves Iran after 10-week detention The British-flagged Stena Impero tanker sailed out of Iranian waters on Friday, the owner said, after it was detained in July during a row with Britain that has stoked tensions in the Gulf....
15:26 2019-09-27

Iran to release crew members of seized tanker Seven of the crew members aboard the Stena Impero Swedish-owned and British-flagged tanker seized by Iran on July 19 will be released. The fate of the other 16 crew members is unclear....
07:00 2019-09-05

Iran Says It Has Made "No Commitment" For Release Of Tanker In Gibraltar Iran has made no commitments to gain the release of its tanker from detention in Gibraltar, an Iranian government spokesman was quoted as saying on Friday, reiterating that Grace 1 was never bound for......
13:00 2019-08-16

Iran releases British oil tanker Stena Impero Iran released a British-flagged oil tanker on Friday, two months after it captured the vessel for allegedly entering its waters in violation of international law....
13:52 2019-09-27

U.K.-Flagged Tanker Leaves Iran After Two-Month Detention A British-flagged tanker seized by Iran on alleged maritime violations two months ago sailed away from the Islamic Republic, providing rare relief from escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf after an attack on Saudi oil facilities....
13:26 2019-09-27

Iran denies commitments in exchange for tanker release Iran has made no commitments to gain the release of its tanker from detention in Gibraltar, an Iranian government spokesman was quoted as saying on Friday, reiterating that Grace 1 was never bound for Syria as alleged by its captors....
12:39 2019-08-16

British tanker docks in Dubai after detention by Iran A British-flagged tanker that was detained by Iran for 10 weeks, docked in Dubai on Saturday, after a standoff that has stoked tensions along a vital global shipping route for oil....
15:00 2019-09-28

Iran gets diplomatic win against US in standoff over IRGC-linked oil tanker An Iranian tanker has been cleared for release by authorities in a British territory, despite U.S. warnings that the vessel has been used to support terrorism and Syrian dictator Bashar Assad....
08:39 2019-08-17

John Bolton says mines ‘almost certainly from Iran’ behind oil tanker attacks National security adviser John Bolton said the U.S. believes Iranian naval mines are the cause of recent attacks on tankers off the United Arab Emirates....
21:00 2019-05-29

Iran tanker at centre of diplomatic row set to leave Gibraltar Iran’s ambassador says vessel is expected to leave after Gibraltar rejects US request to detain it furtherThe supertanker at the centre of a six-week diplomatic row between Britain and Iran is expected to leave Gibraltar on Sunday night, Iran’s ambassador to the UK has said. Hamid Baeidinejad said o...
17:39 2019-08-18

Oil prices jump after Iran says missiles struck its tanker Iranian officials say two rockets struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia. NBC's Ali Arouzi reports from Tehran....
17:00 2019-10-11

Trump warns Iran over tanker attack: ‘We don’t take it lightly’ President Trump on Friday warned Iran over this week's attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman that the U.S. blames directly on Tehran, saying in an interview with “Fox & Friends” that, “We don’t take it lightly.”...
14:26 2019-06-14

Iran warns U.S. against seizing newly freed oil tanker Iranian officials warned the United States Monday to leave a supertanker detained by Britain last month alone, now that it's been freed and heading toward Greece....
15:52 2019-08-19

Iran warns US against recapturing oil tanker as it leaves Gibraltar An Iranian oil tanker detained off Gibraltar last month left the British territory and was headed through the Mediterranean towards Greece on Monday....
20:00 2019-08-19

U.S., Iran Trade Accusations in Wake of Tanker Attacks Iran rejected American allegations that it was behind an attack on two fuel tankers in the Gulf of Oman, deflecting blame for an incident that has again ratcheted up fears of military conflict....
17:52 2019-06-14

Iran slams Britain for seizing tanker off Gibraltar A report by the Iranian government Wednesday said Britain violated international law this month when it captured the Grace 1 oil tanker, which was taken in international waters off the coast of Gibraltar....
20:00 2019-07-17

US accuses Iran of detaining crew after oil tanker attack Donald Trump says attacks on two vessels in Gulf of Oman have ‘Iran written all over it’The US has accused Iran of detaining the crew of one of two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman this week, as the UK also joined in formally blaming the country saying no other nation or group “could plausib...
20:39 2019-06-14

WRAPUP 3-Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a BP-operated tanker through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on Thursday....
12:00 2019-07-11

WRAPUP 2-Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a British ship through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on Thursday....
12:00 2019-07-11

Iran Says Oil Tanker Damaged by Missiles off the Saudi Coast (TEHRAN, Iran) — Two missiles struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday, Iranian officials said, the latest incident in the region amid months of heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S. There was no word from Saudi Arabia on the repo...
20:52 2019-10-11

British Oil Tanker Seized By Iran Could Be Released Soon: Report Sweden has received "very strong indications" that a British oil tanker seized last month by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz is to be released soon, Swedish public service broadcaster SVT reported on......
09:13 2019-08-23

WRAPUP-Britain says Iran attempted to block its oil tanker Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a British ship through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on Thursday....
12:00 2019-07-11

US Blames Iran For Tanker Attacks In Gulf Of Oman Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States, which blamed Tehran......
23:52 2019-06-13

Iran Says British Tanker Is Free to Go After 2 Months of Detention Tehran had accused the tanker, the Stena Impero, of violating maritime rules, but the seizure was seen as retaliation for the holding of an Iranian tanker off Gibraltar....
15:00 2019-09-23

Iran Threatens Retaliation Over British Seizure of Its Tanker Iran’s military warned it would retaliate in response to the seizure of one of its tankers by British forces in Gibraltar last week, while several European foreign ministers urged Tehran to return immediately to full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal....
22:13 2019-07-09

Pompeo again blames Iran for tanker attacks but insists 'we don't want war' ‘President Trump has done everything he can to avoid war’US secretary of state claims ‘lots of evidence’ of Iran culpabilityThe United States does not want to go to war with Iran, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said on Sunday, following an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last ...
20:39 2019-06-16

Iran denies involvement in apparent oil tanker attacks Iran’s UN Mission said Thursday that they “categorically reject” the assertion by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that they’re responsible for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. In a statement, the mission added that the country is committed to safe maritime passage and maintaining peace...
03:13 2019-06-14

Iran Oil Tanker Blacklisted By US Off Lebanon, Syria Coasts The Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1 blacklisted by the United States has been off the coast of Lebanon and Syria for the past 24 hours, maritime monitors said on Monday....
07:26 2019-09-03

Iran says it seized foreign tanker for allegedly smuggling oil Iran has seized a foreign tanker and its crew for allegedly smuggling fuel into the Persian Gulf, state television said Thursday, quoting Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. The ship and its 12 crew members were seized Sunday in the Strait of Hormuz. “With a capacity of two million barrels and 1...
19:39 2019-07-18

Iranian oil tanker in standoff between UK and Iran leaves Gibraltar An Iranian oil supertanker that was seized by the UK, a move that came amid escalating tension between Tehran and the West, was released Sunday and was moving away from Gibraltar, according to local media and maritime tracking site....
06:26 2019-08-19

Iran says tanker incidents have not impacted its oil exports: SHANA Iran's oil minister, Bijan Zanganeh, said on Sunday that the country's oil exports had not been impacted so far by the recent tanker incidents in the Gulf....
12:00 2019-07-21

Iran warns U.S. against seizing released Iranian oil tanker Iran has warned the United States against any new attempt to seize an Iranian oil tanker in open seas after it left Gibraltar, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on state television on Monday....
09:13 2019-08-19

Britain backs U.S. in blaming Iran for tanker attacks Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said there was no reason not to believe the United States' assessment that Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday....
11:13 2019-06-14

Iran summons UK envoy over 'unfounded' tanker accusations Iran on Saturday summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after London blamed it for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the semi-official Students News Agency ISNA reported, a claim denied by the British government....
09:26 2019-06-16

UK blames Iran for oil tanker attacks: government source Britain shares the U.S. government's assessment that Iran is to blame for two attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, a government source said....
01:13 2019-06-14

Iran agrees to release British-flagged oil tanker After more than two months of waiting, the Stena Impero has been approved to leave the Strait of Hormuz. Iran's Revolutionary Guards detained the tanker in the international transit passage....
18:39 2019-09-23

US, UK Will "Regret" Seizing Tanker Off Gibraltar: Iran Guards Britain and the United States will regret detaining an Iranian oil tanker, a deputy commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday, according to the Tasnim news agency....
15:39 2019-07-11

Iran's Tanker Seizure Presents U.K. With Policy Dilemma Britain’s decision to seize an Iranian tanker off the coast of its overseas territory of Gibraltar earlier this month is fast snowballing, dragging the country deeper into an escalating crisis between Iran and the West....
04:13 2019-07-21

Germany says there is 'strong evidence' Iran behind tanker attacks Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is "strong evidence" Iran carried out attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. She also warned Iran of consequences if it violated the 2015 international nuclear deal....
17:13 2019-06-18

Iran tanker seizure: UK holds emergency meeting The UK's COBRA emergency committee is discussing a response to Iran's seizure of a British tanker. After talks with France and Germany, the UK said safe navigation through the Strait of Hormuz was "a top priority."...
16:13 2019-07-22

Tension rises between Britain and Iran over tit-for-tat tanker seizures DRAMATIC AUDIO, VIDEO: Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has released video showing its seizure of the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero for allegedly “violating international maritime rules and regulations.”...
16:52 2019-07-22

Oil prices jump after Iran seizes British tanker Oil prices rose sharply on Monday on concerns that Iran's seizure of a British tanker last week may lead to supply disruptions in the energy-rich Gulf....
13:13 2019-07-22

Being blamed for the oil tanker attack suits Iran just fine In the not very complicated mystery over the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, there are two prime suspects. Only one, however, stands to benefit, whoever is responsible. And despite Iran's denial, being blamed for these attacks suits it nicely....
22:26 2019-06-18

| Britain urges Iran to free seized tanker Britain has urged Iran to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf by releasing a UK-flagged ship it said had been illegally seized in Omani waters in an "utterly unacceptable" gambit....
08:13 2019-07-21

Iran tanker seizure: UK to hold emergency meeting The UK's COBRA emergency committee is set to discuss a response to Iran's seizure of a British tanker. After talks with France and Germany, the UK said safe navigation through the Strait of Hormuz was "a top priority."...
07:26 2019-07-22

Britain considering options to respond to Iran's seizure of tanker Britain is looking into a series of options to respond to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, junior defense minister Tobias Ellwood said on Sunday when asked whether London was considering putting sanctions on Tehran....
12:00 2019-07-21

Iran's detention of UK-flagged tanker unacceptable: owner The continued detention of British-flagged tanker Stena Impero is "unacceptable and unjustifiable" and there are concerns for the welfare of the crew after 19 days in confinement, the vessel's owner said on Tuesday....
19:52 2019-08-06

Iran Says Seizure Of UK-Flagged Tanker Was "Legal Measure" Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz was a "legal measure", the spokesman for the Islamic republic's government said on Monday....
14:39 2019-07-22

Iran's gamble on a tanker seizure will end its credit -- even among friends Steadily increasing its bets in an international game of bluff, Iran has gone almost all in with a gamble that its hard liners must believe is worth the punt -- but which will certainly end their credit lines even among friends....
20:00 2019-07-20

Iraq’s oil ministry says it has no connection to oil tanker seized by Iran Iraq's oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel, Iraqi News Agency reported....
01:52 2019-08-05

Secretary of State Pompeo Blasts Critics of Trump’s Ukraine Call for ‘Silly Gotcha Game’ (ATHENS, Greece) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday defended the Trump administration’s approach to Ukraine, which is driving an impeachment inquiry in Congress, calling it typical of the transactional way countries deal with one another in the real world. Pompeo supported...
04:13 2019-10-06

Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi discusses recent protests in phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi discussed the protests that have gripped his country this past week in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, his office said in a statement on Monday....
10:26 2019-10-07

Labor Secretary Acosta defends role in Epstein plea deal, faults state prosecutors Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta pushed back Wednesday against calls for him to step down over his past involvement in a plea deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged in federal court this week with sex trafficking -- saying his office fought for a tougher punishment after state prosecuto...
22:26 2019-07-10

Energy Secretary Perry expects a 'coalition effort' to put a stop to Iran's 'malign activity' U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry spoke to CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Monday following a series of drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which caused the largest disruption to the world's oil supply in history....
02:13 2019-09-17

Energy Secretary Perry expects a 'coalition effort' to put a stop to Iran's 'malign activities' U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry spoke to CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Monday following a series of drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities caused the largest disruption to the world oil supply in history....
17:26 2019-09-16

Watch CNBC's full interview with Secretary Mike Pompeo on China and the Iran conflict Secretary Mike Pompeo joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the most pressing issues in geopolitical politics, specifically the trade war in China, the current U.S. conflict with Huawei, and the Trump Administration's positions on Iran....
18:26 2019-05-23

Iran claims it seized British tanker in Strait of Hormuz Iranian officials said Friday they had seized a 30,000-ton British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, further inflaming tensions in the region, The Guardian is reporting. The British tanker Stena Impero suddenly veered off course and into Iranian waters after the ship’s owners said it was “...
21:52 2019-07-19

Iran warns Britain of 'repercussions' following 'mean and wrong' seizure of oil tanker Iran’s president is warning Britain Wednesday that it will face “repercussions” over the “mean and wrong” seizure of one its supertankers last week that authorities believe was operating in violation of European Union sanctions....
04:26 2019-07-11

Blasts hit Iran-owned oil tanker near Saudi port city An Iranian oil tanker has suffered explosions on board, Iran's state-run news agency and other media say. The owners said the explosions were likely caused by missile strikes....
12:00 2019-10-11

Iran says it seized British tanker, denies U.S. brought down drone Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they have captured a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz while Tehran and Washington disagreed about a U.S. assertion that its Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby, further increasing tensions in the Gulf region....
22:13 2019-07-19

"Completely Unacceptable": Saudi Arabia On Iran's Seizure Of UK Tanker Saudi Arabia on Sunday slammed Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker in sensitive Gulf waters as "completely unacceptable" and urged world powers to "take actions to deter such behaviour"....
05:52 2019-07-22

Iran says oil aboard tanker pursued by US sold to mystery buyer Iran on Monday announced that the 2.1 million barrels of crude aboard an Iranian oil tanker pursued by the U.S. has been sold to an unnamed buyer as the ship, at the center of a crisis roiling the region, continued its voyage in the Mediterranean Sea....
23:39 2019-08-26

US officials suspect Iran may have seized missing 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 emit a distress call, causing U.S. officials to suspect Iran may have seized the vessel, American defense officials said Tuesday. ...
03:00 2019-07-17

Iran says seized oil tanker in Gulf was an Iraqi vessel: IRNA Iran said on Sunday that an oil tanker sized by its elite forces in the Gulf for smuggling fuel was an Iraqi ship, the official IRNA news agency reported....
20:00 2019-08-04

President Trump Says Iran Was Behind Oil Tanker Attacks, but He Still Hopes for Negotiation (WASHINGTON) — Calling Iran “a nation of terror,” President Donald Trump on Friday publicly accused the Persian Gulf nation of responsibility for recent attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Trump said Iran’s culpability was “exposed” by the ...
20:13 2019-06-14

Eyes on Iran as Britain seizes oil tanker over Syria sanctions British Royal Marines seized an oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday accused of bringing oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions, a dramatic step that could escalate confrontation between the West and Iran....
15:52 2019-07-04

US-Iran tensions escalate after tanker attacks — Five experts on what to watch The U.S. blamed Iran for the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. However, Iran denied the responsibility. Five experts discuss what could happen to the oil market and the U.S.-Iran relationship if more conflicts arise....
20:52 2019-06-14

Radio recordings: Iran wanted to inspect tanker before seizure Radio exchanges featuring Iranian coastguards telling a British Royal Navy frigate that they wanted to inspect one of two captured British-linked tankers for security reasons....
02:52 2019-07-22

Trump says 'Iran did do it,' as U.S. seeks support on Gulf oil tanker attacks The United States on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf and said it was seeking international consensus about the threat to shipping, despite Tehran denying involvement in the explosions at sea....
00:52 2019-06-15

Iran: British tanker seizure follows ‘rule of reciprocal action’ Iranian leaders said the country seized a British oil tanker on Friday in retaliation for the UK’s role in impounding an Iranian ship two weeks ago. “The rule of reciprocal action is well-known in international law,” said Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, a spokesman for Iran’s Guardian Council, accordin...
17:26 2019-07-20

Britain confirms envoy to Iran summoned over oil tanker seizure Britain's Foreign Office confirmed on Thursday that its ambassador to Tehran had been summoned over the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar....
18:13 2019-07-04

Iran tanker could leave Gibraltar on Friday unless U.S. legal bid succeeds An Iranian tanker caught in the standoff between Tehran and the West could sail free from British territory Gibraltar on Friday, unless a last-ditch push by the United States succeeds in dragging the saga back into court....
12:39 2019-08-16

Iran seizes Iraqi oil tanker smuggling fuel in Gulf: TV Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen, Iran's state media reported on Sunday, in a show of power amid heightened tension with the West....
20:00 2019-08-04

Iran still holding British tanker despite lifting detention order British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero is still being held in Iran, despite Tehran lifting a detention order on the vessel, its owner said on Wednesday....
15:52 2019-09-25

Britain says Iran approached tanker in Omani waters: letter to U.N. Britain told the United Nations Security Council on Saturday that a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran was approached by Iranian forces when it was in Omani territorial waters and the action "constitutes illegal interference."...
05:52 2019-07-21

Pentagon accuses Iran's Revolutionary Guards over tanker attacks The U.S. military on Friday accused Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) of being directly responsible for attacks on tankers off the United Arab Emirates earlier this month, describing it as part of a "campaign" by Tehran driving new U.S. deployments....
23:13 2019-05-24

Iran says legal steps for British tanker release completed An Iranian government spokesman said on Monday that all legal steps had been completed for the release of the detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero but that he did not know when the vessel would be released, Iranian media reported....
13:26 2019-09-23

Iranian oil tanker hit off Saudi coast, may have been missiles: Iran reports An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if confirmed will stoke tension in a region rattled by attacks on tankers and oil sites since May....
15:52 2019-10-11

Britain 'almost certain' Iran was behind tanker attacks: foreign minister Hunt Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday Britain is "almost certain" Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, adding that London did not believe anyone else could have done it....
13:00 2019-06-16

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks but doesn't want war Saudi Arabia's crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called on the international community to take a "decisive stand" but said in an interview published on Sunday that the kingdom does not want a war in the region....
09:26 2019-06-16

Iran Says It Seized Foreign Tanker, Escalating Regional Tensions A video released by the Revolutionary Guards showed the ship’s name as the Riah — the same as a missing Emirati tanker — and said it was smuggling fuel....
20:39 2019-07-18

Iran Says British Oil Tanker "Violated Rules", UK Hits Back A day after it seized a British-flagged tanker, Iran on Saturday said that Stena Impero vessel was violating maritime rules and regulations by using an exit lane to enter the Strait of Hormuz....
00:13 2019-07-21

In Gulf Tanker Crisis, Iran Tries to Avoid Alienating Allies Iran’s disruptions of Persian Gulf oil shipments are putting the country’s leaders in a difficult position as they retaliate against foes while trying not to irritate their few remaining allies....
19:52 2019-08-08

The Latest: Tanker crew land in Dubai after 2 days in Iran The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Crew members of the Norwegian-owned oil tanker that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman have landed in Dubai after two days in Iran....
19:52 2019-06-15

Iran warns US against fresh bid to seize tanker as it heads for Greece An Iranian supertanker that was seized on suspicion of transporting oil to Syria was today heading east through the Mediterranean, reportedly on its way to Greece after being released by Gibraltar....
21:13 2019-08-19

Iran: Foreign tanker in Gulf seized, sailors detained Iran seized a foreign tanker carrying about 185,000 gallons of fuel in the Persian Gulf and detained seven sailors from different nationalities according to the country's Revolutionary Guards....
17:39 2019-08-04

Britain, US and allies to hold talks over Iran tanker attacks Britain, the United States and other nations will meet at a US base to discuss plans to protect ships in the Gulf from Iranian attacks, Sky News understands....
16:26 2019-07-24

Iranian oil tanker at center of a standoff between the UK and Iran leaves Gibraltar An Iranian oil supertanker that was seized by the UK, a move that came amid escalating tension between Tehran and the West, was released Sunday and was moving away from Gibraltar, according to local media and maritime tracking site....
03:13 2019-08-19

Iran says it seized 'fuel smuggling' tanker in Persian Gulf Iran state-run media said Thursday that its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a foreign vessel in the Persian Gulf, accusing it of "smuggling fuel."...
17:39 2019-07-18

Pentagon says Iran’s Revolutionary Guards responsible for oil tanker attacks American military officials said Friday that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is directly responsible for attacks on tankers off the United Arab Emirates earlier this month....
21:52 2019-05-25

UK warship tried to prevent Iran from stopping tanker: Revolutionary Guards A British warship escorting the detained UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero tried to prevent Iran's Revolutionary Guards from stopping the ship, Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif, a Guards spokesman, said on Saturday, according to the Fars news agency....
18:26 2019-07-20

Iran tanker heads to Greece, U.S. warns against helping vessel An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel....
10:13 2019-08-20

Panama to withdraw flag from oil tanker towed to Iran after disappearance Panama began the flag withdrawal process on Friday after an investigation determined the tanker had "deliberately violated international regulations" by not reporting any unusual situation....
07:26 2019-07-21

Pompeo blames Iran for tanker attacks, says US does not want war but will take action if needed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated on Sunday President Trump’s claim that Iran was behind last week’s attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz and that the United States is ready to take action if necessary....
20:13 2019-06-16

Iran says UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero is now 'free to leave' The UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero is 'free to leave,' Iranian officials said Monday, marking the end of a two-month stand off between Tehran and London over the detained oil tanker....
05:00 2019-09-24

Maritime Piracy Won't Be Left Unanswered: Iran On Tanker Attack Iran vowed on Saturday not to let an attack on one of its oil tankers off the coast of Saudi Arabia to go unanswered, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported....
13:52 2019-10-12

Release tanker and crew immediately, Britain tells Iran Britain called on Iran on Monday to release a British-flagged tanker and its crew immediately, describing the seizure of the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz as illegal....
14:52 2019-07-22

British-flagged tanker docks in Dubai after detention in Iran The Stena Impero, a British-flagged tanker that was detained by Iran for 10 weeks, docked in Dubai's Port Rashid on Saturday, a Reuters photographer reported....
15:00 2019-09-28

Iran Says It Captured British Oil Tanker; UK Hits Out, Claims 2 Seized Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international......
03:52 2019-07-20

Crew seen in first pictures from inside UK-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran The crew of a British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf have been pictured inside the vessel for the first time since armed soldiers took control....
17:39 2019-07-22

Iran is releasing seven Indian crew members from seized UK tanker Seven Indian crew members aboard a British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran in July are being released, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi told state TV on Wednesday....
19:39 2019-09-04

Iran claims it has seized third oil tanker in Gulf as tensions with US rise State media says vessel was taken on Wednesday carrying a cargo of 700,000 litresIran claims it has seized a third foreign oil tanker in the Gulf in a further escalation of tensions between Tehran and Washington and its regional allies, who continue to stare each other down over crippling economic s...
11:39 2019-08-05

U.S. Treasury warns anyone fueling Iran tanker risks being blacklisted The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday warned that anyone around the world who helps fuel Iranian vessels blacklisted by Washington runs the risk of being designated as well....
23:00 2019-09-05

| Britain holds crisis talks after Iran seizes tanker British Prime Minister Theresa May has chaired an emergency meeting of ministers and security officials to discuss how to respond after Iran seized a UK-flagged tanker in the Gulf....
14:13 2019-07-22

British tanker arrives in Dubai after 10-week detention in Iran The British-flagged Stena Impero tanker arrived at Dubai's Port Rashid on Friday after sailing out of Iranian waters, according to Refintiv shipping data, after it was detained in July during a row with Britain that has stoked tensions in the Gulf....
00:00 2019-09-28

France expresses concern over Iran's seizure of British tanker France's foreign ministry said on Saturday it was very concerned by the seizure of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, saying such an action harmed de-escalation efforts in the region....
15:52 2019-07-20

UK agrees Iran behind suspected tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman: BBC The British government agrees with the United States that Iran was behind the suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a BBC reporter wrote on Twitter....
00:26 2019-06-14

U.S. Navy Says Mine Fragments Point to Iran in Tanker Attack The United States has blamed Iran for the attacks in the Gulf of Oman, and officials said that fingerprints and other evidence could be used to build a criminal case....
17:39 2019-06-19

Iran threatens British shipping in retaliation for tanker seizure An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander threatened on Friday to seize a British ship in retaliation for the capture of an Iranian supertanker in Gibraltar by Royal Marines....
15:13 2019-07-05

Iran tanker release could help free British-flagged vessel The release of a seized Iranian tanker could help secure the freedom of a British-flagged vessel detained by Tehran, Iran's ambassador to the UK has told Sky News....
17:52 2019-07-31

US says video shows Iran removing unexploded mine from oil tanker The US military has released video it says shows Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from one of the oil tankers attacked Thursday near the Strait of Hormuz. The grainy black and white footage shows a small barge, believed to be a Revolutionary Guard patrol boat, with at lea...
09:00 2019-06-14

Iran threatens to retaliate after British forces seized oil tanker A senior official in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Friday that it would be the Islamic Republic’s “duty” to seize a British oil tanker in retaliation for the capture of an Iranian ship in Gibraltar by the Royal Marines. The British forces seized the supertanker Grace 1 on Thursday for trying to t...
15:00 2019-07-05

Satellite images show Iran oil tanker sought by US off Syria Satellite images appear to show the once-detained Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya-1 near the Syrian port of Tartus, despite U.S. efforts to seize the vessel...
06:52 2019-09-07

Inquiry into oil tanker attacks stops short of blaming Iran UN security council hears unidentified state was behind explosions in Gulf last monthAn unidentified state actor has been blamed for attacks on four oil tankers in the Gulf last month, according to an inconclusive inquiry that stopped short of explicitly pointing the finger at Iran. The UAE along wi...
16:00 2019-06-07

British tanker close to docking in Dubai after detention by Iran A British-flagged tanker that was detained by Iran for 10 weeks was approaching docks in Dubai on Saturday, after a standoff that has stoked tensions along a vital global shipping route for oil....
16:26 2019-09-28

Iran rejects US blame for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US believes Iran was behind Thursday's attack on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. Diplomatic tensions had already been high since attacks on four vessels last month....
06:39 2019-06-14

Iran says UK-flagged tanker 'ignored distress call,' taken to Bander Abbas Iran has taken a British-flagged oil tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz to Bandar Abbas port, where it and its crew will remain while an investigation into the vessel's conduct is carried out, Iran's Fars news agency said on Saturday....
10:13 2019-07-20

'This is a dangerous game': Iran demands UK releases seized oil tanker Iran has demanded the immediate release of an oil tanker seized by Royal Marines off the coast of Gibraltar, warning Britain: "This is a dangerous game and has consequences."...
11:39 2019-07-12

Iran Seizes Foreign Tanker It Accuses of Smuggling Fuel Iranian forces seized a foreign tanker, the country’s Revolutionary Guard said, pushing oil prices up on fears that the Islamic Republic could further disrupt shipping traffic in the Middle East....
16:26 2019-07-18

More U.S.-Iran conflicts could happen after suspected tanker attack, says expert Paul Salem, Middle East Institute President, and John Kilduff, Again Capital founding partner, join 'The Exchange' to discuss oil prices and geopolitical risks the commodity faces....
21:13 2019-06-13

Trump says ready to hold talks with Iran despite tanker attacks U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ready to launch talks with Iran whenever it was ready, even as he blamed Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
17:26 2019-06-14

Tanker crew were detained by Iran after first being rescued by another vessel: US officials U.S. officials have told Fox News that the crew of one of the two stricken oil tankers damaged outside the Persian Gulf were detained by the Iranians Thursday after first being rescued by another merchant vessel....
16:52 2019-06-14

Iran claims to have seized British oil tanker in strait of Hormuz UK government urgently seeking information after Stena Impero veered into Iranian watersIran’s Revolutionary Guards claimed on Friday evening to have seized a British oil tanker, the Stena Impero, which suddenly veered off course and headed into Iranian waters.The ship’s owners issued a statement sa...
22:13 2019-07-19

U.S. official says Iran removes unexploded mine from side of tanker The United States has video showing Iran's military removing what Washington believes was an unexploded limpet mine from the side of a Japanese tanker attacked on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, a U.S. official told Reuters....
05:00 2019-06-14

Iran's defense minister says Britain's seizure of oil tanker was threatening act Britain's seizing of an Iranian oil tanker last week was a threatening act that will not be tolerated, Iran's Defence Minister Amir Hatami said on Monday in a speech broadcast live on state television....
11:26 2019-07-08

Iran reports seizure of British-flagged oil tanker in Gulf The British Foreign Office has confirmed a second naval vessel has been seized in the Strait of Hormuz by Iranian authorities. The second vessel has since been released after a warning by armed personnel....
23:39 2019-07-19

Iran Tanker Released By Gibraltar After 6 Weeks Now Headed To Lebanon An Iranian tanker released this month after being detained for six weeks by the British overseas territory of Gibraltar is now headed for Lebanon, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on......
16:13 2019-08-30

The Latest: Iran rejects Bolton accusation of tanker attack ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Iran’s foreign ministry is rejecting accusations by President Donald Trump’s national ...
15:00 2019-05-29

Iran denies responsibility for the tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman The Trump administration is accusing Iran for the attacks on the shipping tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The attacks are the latest in a series in the region that the U.S. blames on Iran, despite the Iranian government's denials. CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports....
15:13 2019-06-14

US blames Iran for the twin tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman Two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran on Wednesday. The Trump Administration has announced they hold Iran responsible for the attack. CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports....
15:13 2019-06-14

House Committees Subpoena Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for Documents Related to Trump Impeachment Inquiry (WASHINGTON) — Three House committees have jointly issued a subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents related to the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. The chairmen of the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight committees set an Oct. 4 deadline for Po...
00:00 2019-09-28

British tanker seized by Iran transmits location for first time in weeks The British oil tanker that was seized by Iran in July began transmitting its location on Friday for the first time in weeks, according to a website that tracks maritime locations. The Stena Impero, which was seized in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19, transmitted a signal near the Iranian port of Ba...
09:13 2019-09-27

New Delhi Asks Iran To Free 18 Indians On Seized British Oil Tanker India said Saturday it was in touch with Tehran to secure the release of 18 of Indian nationals working on a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz....
20:39 2019-07-20

Royal Navy warship shadowing British tanker after Iran threat A Royal Navy warship is offering increased protection to a second tanker in the Gulf in an apparent boost to maritime security following a threat from Iran to seize a British vessel, Sky News understands....
00:13 2019-07-11

Iran dismisses U.S. remarks that its naval mines likely used in UAE tanker attacks: Fars Iran's foreign ministry spokesman on Wednesday dismissed remarks by U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton that Iranian naval mines were likely used in attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates this month....
15:26 2019-05-29

In UAE for security talks, John Bolton blames Iran for tanker attacks In the Middle East on Wednesday to discuss security matters with allies, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton blamed Iran for attacks against oil tankers off the coast of the UAE this month....
16:52 2019-05-29

Iran Frees British-Flagged Tanker to End Standoff Ahead of U.N. Summit Iran said a British-flagged tanker it seized in July on alleged maritime violations is free to leave, ending a monthslong standoff with the U.K. ahead of a United Nations summit where it faces tough questions over attacks on rival Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities....
13:00 2019-09-23

Britain mulls sanctions in response to Iran tanker seizure: The Telegraph British ministers are making plans aimed at targeting Iran with sanctions in the aftermath of the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported....
01:26 2019-07-21

Iran releases 9 Indian crew members from Panamanian-flagged tanker Iran has released nine of the 12 Indian crew members who were on board a Panamanian-flagged oil tanker it seized after claiming the vessel was carrying 1 million liters of smuggled fuel....
17:52 2019-07-31

Iran Says British-Flagged Tanker Free to Leave, Ahead of U.N. Summit Iran said a British-flagged tanker it seized in July on alleged maritime violations is free to leave, ending a monthslong standoff with the U.K. ahead of a United Nations summit where it faces tough questions over attacks on rival Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities....
17:00 2019-09-23

New footage by Iran purportedly shows commandos rappelling onto UK-flagged oil tanker Britain warned Iran that it’s on a “dangerous path” after its authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf, but the regime insists it was a “reciprocal” measure amid economic sanctions....
20:52 2019-07-20

Panama says withdrawing flag from tanker towed to Iran, cites violations Panama's maritime authority said on Saturday it had begun the process of withdrawing the registration of an oil tanker called MT Riah, which was towed to Iran after it disappeared from ship tracking maps in the Strait of Hormuz on July 14....
05:52 2019-07-21

U.S. Blames Iran For Recent Tanker Bombings Near the U.A.E. and Iraq Rocket Attack (WASHINGTON) — A senior Pentagon officer says the U.S. blames Iran and its proxies for the recent tanker bombings near United Arab Emirates and a rocket attack in Iraq. Vice Admiral Michael Gilday says the U.S. has a high degree of confidence that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard was responsib...
20:52 2019-05-24

US Navy Says Mine Fragments Suggest Iran Behind Gulf Tanker Attack The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker and......
01:39 2019-06-20

U.S. deploys more troops to Middle East, blames Iran for tanker attacks The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country's Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month's tanker attacks....
23:13 2019-05-24

Iran Releases Seized British Oil Tanker Stena Impero: Report The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero seized by Iran a couple of months ago has been released, the Ports and Maritime Organisation in the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan said....
04:39 2019-09-23

Saudi crown prince blames Iran for tanker attacks: newspaper Saudi Arabia's crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital oil shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region, according to an interview with the Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper....
09:26 2019-06-16

4 Indian Crew Of Seized Iran Oil Tanker Freed On Bail Without Charge Four Indian nationals arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into an Iranian oil supertanker seized off the Spanish coast last week have been freed on bail without charge, the Royal......
18:26 2019-07-13

U.S. Navy says mine fragments suggest Iran behind Gulf tanker attack The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by showing limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker and saying the ordnance looked Iranian in origin....
17:00 2019-06-19

Detained oil tanker at centre of US power struggle set to depart tonight, says Iran The Iranian oil tanker which has been detained off Gibraltar since early last month is expected to depart this evening, Iran's ambassador to Britain has said....
16:52 2019-08-18

Working For "Early Release" Of Indians On Tanker Seized By Iran: Centre External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday said the government is working to ensure the early release and repatriation of 18 Indians on board the British-flagged tanker which has been detained......
01:52 2019-07-22

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, oil prices rise Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States, which blamed Tehran for the incident....
22:52 2019-06-13

Trump slams Iran as ‘nation of terror,’ blames it for oil tanker attacks President Trump on Friday called Iran a “nation of terror” as he rejected the Islamic Republic’s denials that it was behind the attacks on a pair of oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz. “Iran did do it,” Trump said on “Fox & Friends” hours after the US military released grainy footage it said show...
19:13 2019-06-14

Germany's Merkel: ‘Strong evidence’ Iran to blame for tanker attacks Germany has seen “strong evidence” of Iran’s responsibility for attacks on a pair of oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday....
02:26 2019-06-19

Iran Airs Footage Of Attacked Tanker's Crew, Say They're In "Full Health" Iran's English-language Press TV aired footage of rescued crew members of one of the two tankers attacked in the Sea of Oman Thursday, saying they are all in "full health."...
15:52 2019-06-14

Britain Accuses Iran Of Selling Adrian Darya 1 Tanker Oil To Syria Britain said Iran had sold the oil cargo of tanker Adrian Darya 1 to Syria, breaking assurances it had given over the vessel which had been detained in Gibraltar for a suspected breach of European......
21:26 2019-09-10

UK Warship Tried To Stop Iran From Seizing Tanker, Leaked Audio Reveals A British warship tried but failed to prevent Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from seizing a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz last week, intercepted radio communications show, fueling a......
05:52 2019-07-22

"A Dangerous Game": Iran Asks Britain To Release Its Tanker, Says Report Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign......
09:26 2019-07-12

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, stoking fears of confrontation U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran's denials, stoking fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route....
17:26 2019-06-14

British PM Theresa May To Hold Emergency Meeting On Seized Tanker In Iran Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a meeting of Britain's emergencies committee on Monday to discuss Iran's seizure of a UK-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf....
05:52 2019-07-22

What to Know about the British-Flagged Oil Tanker Seized by Iran Amid Escalating Tensions Iranian forces on Friday seized the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz, a geopolitically vital sea route connecting the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. The move has escalated tensions even further amid already strained relations between Tehran and Western powers, which to...
17:00 2019-07-22

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, fears of confrontation rise U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran's denials, raising fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route....
19:26 2019-06-14

US briefing: Mueller testimony, Iran tanker crisis and Puerto Rico Monday’s top story: House committee chairman says Mueller has evidence of Trump’s ‘high crimes and misdemeanours’. Plus, Why leftist groups are taking up armsSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
14:52 2019-07-22

US seeks to 'build international consensus' blaming Iran for tanker attacks Defense chief says attack in Gulf of Oman was not just ‘US situation’ as UK joins Washington in accusing IranThe US is hoping to “build international consensus” around what officials claim is Iran’s responsibility for damaging two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, as UK officials joined the US in for...
18:26 2019-06-15

Iran seizes oil tanker in Gulf 'smuggling fuel to Arab states' State TV says seven sailors of different nationalities detained during incident in the GulfIran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that was smuggling fuel to Arab states, Iran’s state TV reported, adding that seven sailors onboard had been detained.“The IRGC’s naval ...
15:13 2019-08-04

Trump administration blames Iran for oil tanker attacks in Middle East Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday blamed Iran for attacks earlier in the day on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman near Iran and the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping route through which much of the world's oil passes....
20:52 2019-06-13

U.K. Seeks to Ease Tensions in Persian Gulf After Iran Seizes Oil Tanker (Bloomberg) — The U.K. sought to lower tensions after Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday, an incident that increased friction in one of the world’s critical energy chokepoints. The U.K. demanded the immediate release of the Stena Impero and on Saturday sum...
20:26 2019-07-21

UAE foreign minister says Iran fingerprints clear on oil tanker attacks: Arabiya TV UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahya said Iran's fingerprints were clear on the attacks on oil tankers on May 12, Arabiya TV reported on Saturday....
13:00 2019-06-15

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Deny Trying To Stop British Tanker: Report Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards rejected on Thursday a US claim that they tried to stop a British tanker in the Gulf a day earlier, the Guards said in a statement carried by the semi-official Fars......
09:39 2019-07-11

Europeans skeptical of Trump's claim that Iran to blame in tanker attack President Trump’s claim that the oil tanker attack near the Strait of Hormuz had “Iran written all over it” was met with skepticism in Europe, with Britain’s left-wing opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn asking to see “credible evidence.”...
12:13 2019-06-15

Pompeo Says Intelligence Points to Iran in Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman The secretary of state offered no evidence, but said the actions fit into a pattern. The assertion is certain to fuel tensions between the Trump administration and Iranian leaders....
23:39 2019-06-13

U.S. releases video it says shows Iran removing mine from damaged oil tanker The United States released a video Thursday it says shows an Iranian Navy boat removing an unexploded mine from the hull of the M/T Kokuka Courageous, one of two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman....
12:13 2019-06-14

Audio captures dramatic moments before Iran seizes British tanker ​An audio recording released Sunday captured the dramatic moments as a British naval officer warned Iranian military forces against seizing a UK-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, an incident that further roiled ​tense relations between Europe, the US and the Islamic Republic. An officer wi...
19:39 2019-07-21

Iran took mine off tanker targeted in attacks, US officials say with video release The U.S. released a video it said shows Iran removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz.        ...
13:00 2019-06-14

Iran Probes Seized British Oil Tanker, UK Says "Choosing Dangerous Path" Iran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain rejected Tehran's version of events....
05:52 2019-07-22

Again Capital's John Kilduff: The alleged Iran tanker attack is a distraction Iranian officials say two rockets struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia. John Kilduff, founding partner at Again Capital, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss how this is impacting oil markets....
17:00 2019-10-11

Gibraltar court OKs government request to continue detaining Iran tanker The Gibraltar government has successfully renewed the detention of an Iranian supertanker for another 30 days, under suspicion that it violated European Union sanctions....
23:00 2019-07-19

Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom will not hesitate to confront threats to its security and joined the U.S. in accusing its bitter rival Iran of being behind the attacks on two vessels traveling near ...
17:26 2019-06-16

Iran Tanker Detained In Gibraltar Could Leave; US Legal Block Still Looms An Iranian tanker detained in Gibraltar for breaching EU sanctions could be allowed to leave on Friday, though a last minute US legal bid to halt it could yet end up back in court, the territory's......
13:00 2019-08-16

British-flagged tanker detained by Iran is not carrying any cargo: ISNA A British-flagged oil tanker detained by Iran was not carrying any cargo, the head of the Ports and Maritime Organization in Iran's southern Hormozgan province said on Saturday, according to the ISNA news agency....
15:52 2019-07-20

Iran tanker seizure raises serious questions for international shipping: UK's Hunt Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker raises very serious questions for British and international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday....
18:52 2019-07-20

Iran Arrests British-Iranian Academic Amid Tanker Standoff With U.K. An acclaimed British-Iranian academic was detained just as the two countries appeared to be settling their standoff over an Iranian tanker seized in Gibraltar....
03:00 2019-08-15

Owner of Stena Impero held in Iran says tanker is preparing to leave The British-flagged tanker Stena Impero detained by Iran in July is preparing to leave, Will Marks, a spokesman at the vessel's Swedish owner Stena Bulk said in a text message....
07:52 2019-09-27

Here's the heavy US and UK naval firepower ready near Iran if the tanker tensions boil over US Navy Lt. j.g. David Babka Iran on Friday says it seized a British-owned oil tanker and its crew, amid reports it diverted a second British tanker towards Iran, in a clear message to the UK and the US that they're willing to get aggressive in a feud over oil sanctions. The UK and US both have war...
23:39 2019-07-19

British Marines Help Seize Tanker Suspected Of Carrying Iran Oil To Syria British Royal Marines in fast boats and helicopters on Thursday seized a supertanker suspected of carrying Iranian oil to Syria near the Mediterranean peninsula of Gibraltar, the first such detention......
04:26 2019-07-05

US to deploy 1,000 more troops to Middle East after alleged Iran tanker attacks The United States will deploy an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East in response to the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that the US blames on Iran. In a statement Monday, Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said the troops were being deployed for “defensive purposes to a...
04:13 2019-06-18

Indians Among 23 Crew Members Aboard British Tanker Seized By Iran Indian nationals are among the 23 people who were onboard the British-flagged oil tanker which was seized by Iran on Saturday, said cargo vessel owner Stena Bulk....
03:52 2019-07-20

Iran Arrests British-Iranian Academic, Amid Tanker Standoff With U.K. An acclaimed British-Iranian academic was detained just as the two countries appeared to be settling their standoff over an Iranian tanker seized in Gibraltar....
23:26 2019-08-14

Iran dismisses reports about seizure of a British oil tanker in Gulf: IRIB Iran has dismissed as "fabricated" reports of the seizure of a British oil tanker in the Gulf, Iran's IRIB news agency quoted unnamed sources as saying....
20:39 2019-07-06

Iran accuses Britain of ‘piracy’ for seizing oil tanker and warns of retaliation The British navy’s seizure of the tanker transporting Iranian oil to Syria heightened tensions surrounding the unraveling Iran nuclear deal and the safety of shipping in the Persian Gulf....
18:26 2019-07-05

Britain warns Iran of ‘serious consequences’ if it doesn’t release British tanker Iran’s seizure of the British ship is the most serious in a string of recent incidents in the Persian Gulf region and suggests Iran is prepared to go to new lengths in its quest to resist harsh new sanctions imposed by the Trump administration....
15:00 2019-07-20

US Deploys More Troops To Middle East, Blames Iran For Tanker Attacks The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country's Revolutionary Guards of......
02:00 2019-05-25

UK Plans To Send European-Led Gulf Force After Iran Seizes Its Tanker Britain on Monday said it was planning a European-led protection force for shipping in the Gulf after Iranian authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in a dramatic escalation of tensions in the......
06:39 2019-07-23

Iran summons British envoy for "illegal seizure" of an Iranian oil tanker: TV Iran summoned the British ambassador in Tehran over the "illegal seizure" of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday, Iranian state TV quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi as saying....
18:13 2019-07-04

After Iran Seizes Oil Tanker, UK Warns Ships To Avoid Hormuz Strait London on Saturday advised British ships to avoid the Strait of Hormuz for "an interim period" following Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker....
16:39 2019-07-20

U.S. aware of reports Iran seized a British oil tanker: White House The United States is aware of reports that Iran seized a British oil tanker and it will work with its allies and partners to defend against Iran, a White House National Security Council spokesman said on Friday....
22:13 2019-07-19

Second tanker in Gulf turns sharply towards Iran, Refinitiv data shows A second oil tanker, the British-operated, Liberian-flagged Mesdar, turned sharply north towards Iran's coast on Friday afternoon after passing westward through the Strait of Hormuz into the Gulf, according to Refinitiv tracking data....
22:13 2019-07-19

Iran Says Foreign Oil Tanker "Smuggling Fuel" To Arab Countries Seized Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps has seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that was smuggling fuel to some Arab states, Iran's state TV reported, adding that seven sailors onboard of the tanker had......
15:13 2019-08-04

UK's Hunt expresses 'extreme disappointment' to Iran's Zarif over seized tanker British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said he had spoken to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and expressed his "extreme disappointment" over Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday....
18:26 2019-07-20

British-Flagged Tanker Seized By Iran Sets Sail, Say Officials The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which had been held off the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas for more than two months, set sail Friday, an Iranian shipping organisation said....
19:00 2019-09-27

UK vows 'serious consequences' if Iran doesn't release British-flagged tanker Britain warned Friday there would be "serious consequences" if Iran did not release a UK-flagged oil tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz Friday, the latest confrontation in the increasingly tense standoff in the important shipping route....
16:00 2019-07-20

| US 'piracy' attempt failed, Iran says after court orders tanker release Iran's top diplomat said a US attempt at "piracy" had failed after a Gibraltar court on Thursday ordered the release of a tanker carrying Iranian oil despite a US detention request....
16:13 2019-08-16

Iran says UK-flagged tanker was in accident with fishing boat and 'ignored distress call' The detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero was in an accident with an Iranian fishing boat and ignored its distress call, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Saturday, quoting an official....
08:39 2019-07-20

United Arab Emirates Diplomat Says Evidence Shows Tanker Attacks Were ‘State-Sponsored’ NICOSIA, Cyprus — The United Arab Emirates’ top diplomat says evidence his country possesses indicates that recent attacks against oil tankers inside UAE waters were “state-sponsored.” Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan didn’t name the state, but said ...
16:39 2019-06-15

Britain and U.S. will regret detaining Iran's oil tanker: Revolutionary Guards deputy commander Britain and the United States will regret detaining an Iranian oil tanker, a deputy commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday, according to the Tasnim news agency....
12:39 2019-07-11

UK has sent mediator to Iran to seek freeing of seized tanker: senior Iranían official Britain has sent a mediator to Iran to discuss the freeing of a British-flagged tanker seized by the Islamic Republic last week, the head of the Supreme Leader's office said on Wednesday, according to the semi-official Tasnim news site....
10:52 2019-07-24

Iran's U.N. mission rejects 'unfounded' U.S. claim over Gulf of Oman tanker attacks Iran categorically rejects the "unfounded" U.S. claim over Thursday's attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Iran's mission to the United Nations said after Washington blamed Tehran for the attacks....
01:39 2019-06-14

The Navy has reportedly found a smoking gun as the US blames Iran for the latest tanker attack AP Photo/ISNA) The US Navy discovered an unexploded limpet mine attached to one of the two tankers attacked on Thursday. The mine, which was discovered by the USS Bainbridge, is a potential smoking gun because it very likely points to Iran's involvement in the attack on the commercial vessels. Iran...
21:39 2019-06-13

| Mueller testimony | Iran tanker: WATCH the top world news videos for today Top Democrat hopes Mueller testimony will bring report 'to life' | Iran releases video of seized oil tanker; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH....
06:39 2019-07-22

Iran's Revolutionary Guards reportedly deny trying to stop British tanker in Gulf Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards rejected on Thursday a U.S. claim that they tried to stop a British tanker in the Gulf a day earlier, the Guards said in a statement carried by the semi-official Fars news agency....
16:00 2019-07-11

Detained British-flagged tanker must go through legal process: Iran foreign minister The detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero must go through a legal process because it violated maritime regulations, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt in a phone call on Saturday, the Iranian news agency ISNA reported....
18:26 2019-07-20

Japanese oil tanker owner disagrees with US military that a mine caused blast near Iran "I do not think there was a time bomb or an object attached to the side of the ship," Yutaka Katada, president of Kokuka Sangyo, said at a press conference Friday....
20:52 2019-06-14

| WATCH | Seized tanker released, reaches international waters off Iran coast The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which had been held off the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas for more than two months, set sail and reached international waters, its Swedish owner says....
15:00 2019-09-27

Owners of seized tanker preparing formal request to visit crew in Iran Stena Bulk, the Swedish-based owners of the UK-flagged tanker detained by Iran, said on Saturday they were preparing a formal request to visit its 23 crew members....
18:26 2019-07-20

Iran says it captured British oil tanker, may have seized second ship; oil prices move higher President Donald Trump said Iran may have seized two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz Friday, after Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it seized a British tanker and several news outlets reported a second ship was heading towards Iran....
21:39 2019-07-19

U.S. Navy says mine fragments, magnet point to Iran in Gulf tanker attack The United States Navy on Wednesday displayed limpet mine fragments and a magnet it said it had removed from one of two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week, saying the mines bore a striking resemblance to Iranian ones....
15:52 2019-06-19

Defense intel chief says Iran doesn't want war despite tanker seizures in Strait of Hormuz The military's intelligence chief said Iran does not want war with the U.S. despite its seizure of British tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, escalating tensions in the region....
03:39 2019-07-20

Iranian tanker wasn't headed to Syria: Iran deputy foreign minister An Iranian tanker captured by British Royal Marines in Gibraltar was not headed to Syria, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday in a press conference broadcast live on state TV....
13:00 2019-07-07

British Tanker Stena Impero Arrives In Dubai After 10-Week Iran Detention The British-flagged Stena Impero tanker arrived at Dubai's Port Rashid on Friday after sailing out of Iranian waters, according to Refintiv shipping data, after it was detained in July during a row......
23:39 2019-09-27

UK tanker held in Iran leaves Bandar Abbas port: Refinitiv data The British-flagged Stena Impero tanker, detained by Iran in July, has started moving and exited the Bandar Abbas port on Friday, according to Refinitiv ship-tracking data....
07:52 2019-09-27

Iran guards post video of troops rappelling onto British-flagged tanker Iran's Revolutionary Guards posted a video online on Saturday showing speedboats pulling up alongside the detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero and troops wearing ski masks and carrying machine guns rappelling to its deck from a helicopter....
18:26 2019-07-20

Bahrain foreign ministry strongly condemns Iran's seizure of British tanker Bahrain said on Saturday it "strongly condemned" Iran's seizure of a British flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, asking Iran to immediately release the vessel....
15:52 2019-07-20

Iran tanker seizure shows oil price has become a 'broken barometer' for Mideast tension Last week shows that oil prices are not the indicator for Middle East tensions they once were, and worries about global demand and growing U.S. production has changed that dynamic....
23:26 2019-07-21

Iran sends team to tanker in Gulf to see if rescued crew can return: Tasnim Iran said on Friday it had dispatched experts to one oil tanker from which it rescued crew members from a fire caused by an attack to see whether they could now return to the vessel....
15:52 2019-06-14

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Joins the U.S. in Blaming Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom will not hesitate to confront Iranian threats to its security. He joined the U.S. in accusing its bitter rival Iran of being behind the attacks on two oil tan...
00:13 2019-06-17

Guards commander says Iran should seize UK oil tanker if Iranian vessel not released: Tweet Iran should seize a British oil tanker if an Iranian tanker detained off Gibraltar earlier this week is not released immediately, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said in a tweet on Friday....
15:13 2019-07-05

Dan Crenshaw slams Obama adviser for doubting Iran to blame for oil tanker attacks Rep. Dan Crenshaw blasted former President Barack Obama’s adviser Ben Rhodes for questioning whether Iran was behind the attacks on a pair of oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week....
00:26 2019-06-16

U.S. sending 1,000 troops to Middle East amid tensions with Iran over tanker attack The Pentagon on Monday announced it is sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East after attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, which U.S. officials blamed on Iran....
05:00 2019-06-18

UPDATE 5-U.S. deploys more troops to Middle East, blames Iran for tanker attacks The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country's Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month's tanker attacks....
23:39 2019-05-24

UK vows 'robust' action if Iran doesn't release British-flagged oil tanker Britain reiterated warnings Saturday that it would take "robust" action if Iran did not release a UK-flagged oil tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz, the latest confrontation in a tense standoff unfolding in the important shipping route....
20:00 2019-07-20

Iran announces capture of British-flagged oil tanker; US officials say two ships seized Iran announced the capture of one British-flagged ship in the narrow Strait of Hormuz on Friday, and US officials said that a second had also been seized....
04:13 2019-07-20

Saudi crown prince blames Iran for Gulf of Oman tanker attacks Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is blaming Iran for last week's attack on two ships in the Gulf of Oman, calling on the international community to take a "firm stand towards an exponential regime that supports terrorism and spreads killing and destruction."...
12:39 2019-06-16

Saudi Crown Prince Lashes Out At Arch-Rival Iran Over Tanker Attacks Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused arch-rival Iran of attacks on oil tankers in a vital Gulf shipping channel, adding he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats to the kingdom, according to......
11:52 2019-06-16

Iran foreign minister: U.S. allegations over tanker attacks part of 'sabotage diplomacy' Iran's foreign minister said on Friday that the U.S. allegations against Iran over the Gulf of Oman tanker attacks were part of "sabotage diplomacy" adopted by a so-called B Team, which he has said includes U.S. national security adviser John Bolton....
05:00 2019-06-14

UK, allies work on safe passage after Iran seized tanker in Strait of Hormuz Britain called Iran’s seizure of a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz an “act of state piracy” and said it was joining with European allies to ensure safe passage in the international waterway as the first images emerged Monday of the Stena Impero crew on Iranian state media...
05:13 2019-07-23

US video ‘shows Iran removing unexploded mine from tanker’ as WW3 tensions mount A US official has claimed it has a video showing Iran’s military removing an unexploded mine from the side of a Japanese tanker, as tensions reach breaking point between Washington and Tehran....
07:13 2019-06-14

Iran ready to escort Adrian Darya-1 oil tanker in the Gulf: navy commander Iran is ready to dispatch its naval fleet to escort its Adrian Darya-1 oil tanker, which is currently in Gibraltar, Iran's navy commander said on Sunday....
20:52 2019-08-18

Iranian tanker expected to leave Gibraltar late Sunday: Iran's envoy to UK The Iranian tanker caught in a stand-off between Tehran and the West is expected to leave Gibraltar on Sunday night, Iran's ambassador to Britain said, hours after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further....
20:52 2019-08-18

Iran plotting new wave of terror attacks amid tanker row, warns US General IRAN is feared to be plotting a new wave of terror attacks amid the worsening tanker row in the Middle East, a US General has told Daily Star Online....
04:00 2019-07-13

Iran tried to shoot down US Reaper drone that arrived on scene of oil tanker attacks: officials Iran fired a missile – but missed – at an American drone on Thursday after the supposed Iranian attack on oil tankers, while another U.S. drone was shot down by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen in recent day....
19:52 2019-06-15

Rep. Dan Crenshaw dings ex-Obama aide Ben Rhodes for doubting US link of Iran to tanker attack Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas slammed former top Obama adviser Ben Rhodes for questioning U.S. claims that Iran attacked oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz and downplayed the threat from the regime....
15:00 2019-06-15

UK says it will release seized Iranian oil tanker if Iran guarantees the vessel won't breach European sanctions Stringer/REUTERS Britain will facilitate the release of a seized Iranian tanker if Iran can provide guarantees the vessel would not breach European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he held a "constructive call" with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Z...
09:26 2019-07-15

Iran says it helped oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz amid concerns surrounding missing UAE vessel Iran’s Foreign Ministry has said the Islamic Republic helped an unnamed vessel that suffered a technical malfunction in the Strait of Hormuz amid U.S. concerns that Tehran seized an oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates in the area....
23:52 2019-07-17

Pompeo on Iran’s capture of British-flagged tanker: Up to ‘United Kingdom to take care of their ships’ The responsibility to free the British-flagged oil tanker seized last week by Iran “falls to the United Kingdom,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told "Fox & Friends" Monday, while warning the “whole world is waking up to the fact that this [Iranian] threat is real.”...
18:13 2019-07-22

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks, but Japan casts doubt and asks for more proof Mohammed bin Salman called on the international community to take a “decisive stance” against what he called Iranian expansionism. Japanese officials remained unconvinced of Iran’s role in the gulf attacks, local media reported....
16:13 2019-06-16

Iran has released seven crew members of seized tanker Stena Impero: Sweden foreign minister Iran has released seven of the 23 crew members of the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero that was seized earlier this summer, Sweden's foreign minister said on Wednesday....
22:00 2019-09-04