Gulf tanker crises

New Iranian tanker headed to Syria in violation of US sanctions - Report

“The vessel is now headed to Dubai, where it will refuel before beginning a months-long journey around the horn of Africa, through the Mediterranean and to the shores of Syria.”

A Spanish Civil Guard boat sails past Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 as it sits anchored after it was se
U.S. bid to seize Iranian tanker halts its release from Gibraltar

The Grace 1 oil tanker was seized by Royal Marine commandos in a landing in darkness off the coast of the British overseas territory on July 4.

By REUTERS
15/08/2019
Dominic Raab is seen at the Foreign and Commonwealth building after being appointed as the Foreign S
British, Iran tensions rise over seized tankers in the Gulf

Britain rejected the idea that it could release a Iranian tanker in exchange for a British-flagged vessel seized by the Islamic Republic in the Gulf.

By REUTERS
29/07/2019
Iran condemns UK during meeting with Oman's foreign minister

Iran has already seized a UK tanker in response and London has said it will attempt to protect its ships from more Iranian harassment.

An Iranian Officer of Revolutionary Guards with Israel flag drawn on his boots
Iran and Israel share barbs over Twitter

Also on Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has ordered an investigation into a strike against a Popular Mobilization Force’s (PMF) base this past weekend.

A British soldier looks on during an operation involving the oil supertanker Grace 1, that's on susp
Iranian envoy to UK claims Britain attempting to escalate tension with Iran

Oman urged Iran on Sunday to let the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero, which it seized on Friday, depart.

By REUTERS
21/07/2019
UK's Hunt says Iran may be on "dangerous path" after seizing tanker

"Our reaction will be considered but robust."

By REUTERS
20/07/2019
An Iranian navy boat tries to stop the fire of an oil tanker after it was attacked in the Gulf
Blast-hit Japanese tanker anchors off UAE coast - operator

Tehran has denied any involvement in the attacks near the Strait of Hormuz, a major transit route for global oil supplies.

By REUTERS
16/06/2019
A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone sits armed with Hellfire missiles and a 500-pound bomb
Drone wars over Yemen and Gulf of Oman revealed

Fox News and CNN revealed that a US drone was targeted by an Iranian missile during the June 13 tanker incident and that a drone was downed over Yemen by Iranian-backed Houthis.

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