Malta-flagged Iranian crude oil supertanker "Delvar" is seen anchored off Singapore March 1, 2012.

Iranian media: Attacks on Saudi Arabia means world needs Iran's oil

Since May, the one-year anniversary of the US leaving the 'Iran Deal,' Tehran has been seeking ways to pressure the world to stop America’s sanctions.

iran submarine

Radical solutions to the Hormuz bottleneck

Iran’s dominance of the Strait of Hormuz has never satisfied its arch-enemy Saudi Arabia.

UK to join US-led maritime security mission in Gulf

A British security source said the focus of the new mission would be protecting the security of shipping and Britain would not be joining U.S. sanctions against Iran.


Iran seizes a foreign oil tanker in Gulf smuggling fuel to Arab states

"It carried 700,000 liters of fuel. Seven sailors onboard of the tanker, who are from different nationalities, were detained," TV quoted IRGC commander Ramezan Zirahi as saying.

A crew member of the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 is seen on the bow as it sits anchored after it was

Radical solutions to the Hormuz bottleneck

Always aware of its potential power, Iran has from time to time chosen to demonstrate its muscle.

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.

Jeremy Hunt gestures as he attends a event in Cheltenham, Britain July 12, 2019

Hunt warns UK ships to avoid Hormuz, amid diplomatic efforts with Iran

The UK will also form a European-led maritime mission to support safe passage of ships in the region. Hunt stressed that this would not be part of the “US maximum pressure policy on Iran.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Pompeo dismisses Iran announcement of CIA spy arrests

"The Iranian regime has a long history of lying ... I would take with a significant grain of salt any Iranian assertion about actions that they've taken."

Oman, Strait of Hormuz

Panama to withdraw flag from tanker that was towed to Iran and disappeared

Tracking data showed that the tanker drifted off into Iranian waters after 11 p.m. on Saturday and stopped transmitting its location on July 13.

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