Persian Gulf

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Second UK warship arrives in Strait of Hormuz

A second UK warship has arrived in the Strait of Hormuz to protect British ships in the strategic waterway, as the Foreign Secretary urged Iran to release a British-flagged tanker it detained there two weeks ago. The Ministry of …

Iran Guards seize foreign oil tanker in the Gulf

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they had detained a "foreign tanker" and its crew for allegedly smuggling fuel in the Gulf. The tanker was seized on July 14 "south of the (Iranian) island of Larak" in the …

Novak: tension in Persian Gulf not fault of Iran

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that Iran is not the cause of instability in the Persian Gulf and that sanctions against the country are “unlawful.” "As regards restrictions on Iranian …

US: Iran steps back in Persian Gulf region

The military action taken by Washington in the Persian Gulf made Iran step back and recalculate, Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM) Kenneth McKenzie said. Speaking to reporters in …

Antonio Guterres concerned about Persian Gulf

Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Stephane Dujarric, said that the Secretary General is following with growing concern recent incidents and hardening rhetoric in the Gulf region. In …

Iran checks US aircraft carrier with drone

Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps successfully managed a surveillance flight over a U.S. aircraft carrier, Miami Herald reports with a reference to the semi-official Tasnim news agency. The report included footage apparently …

IRGC holds massive drone drills in Persian Gulf

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) conducted today massive exercises, involving combat drones flying over the Persian Gulf waters. A total of 50 domestically-built versions of the U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drones and a …