strait of hormuz

An Iranian cleric walks in front of the Shrine of Fatima Masumeh in Qom
Europeans Look to More Local Approach to Containing Iran

Analysts argue that because Europe is unable to make up for a leadership vacuum left by the US leaving the JCPOA, its strategy should focus more on Arab countries.

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
24/05/2020
In warning to Iran, US tells Gulf mariners to stay clear of its warships

In an alert that appeared aimed squarely at Iran, the US Navy issued a warning on Tuesday to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters (yards) away from US warships.

By REUTERS
20/05/2020
19 Iranians killed, 15 injured after Navy vessel hit by friendly fire

The Iranian military stressed that the incident was being investigated by "expert teams" and that "any speculation" about the incident should be avoided.

11/05/2020
Oman sees the biggest Gulf clash risk in Strait of Hormuz

The waterway between Iran and Oman - 33 km (21 miles) wide at its narrowest point - is the conduit for some 30% of all crude and other oil liquids traded by sea.

By REUTERS
16/02/2020
Iranian tanker photographed off Syrian port Tartus: U.S. satellite firm

The blacklisted tanker, which is loaded with Iranian crude oil, sent the last signal giving its position between Cyprus and Syria sailing north at 15:53 GMT on Monday, Refinitiv data showed.

By REUTERS
07/09/2019
A joint drill between the IDF’s elite Shayetet 13 navy commandos and US Army Special Forces
IDF's Shayetet 13, US Special Forces complete joint exercise - watch

Noble Rose simulated various scenarios where troops took over a hijacked vessel and extract troops from enemy territory.

Iranian Navy ships on a training exercise
Iran Navy Chief: Zionist presence in Persian Gulf may trigger war

Tangsiri also warned that, "The US and the UK should take the responsibility for the presence of the Zionist Regime in Persian Gulf waters."

A helicopter of Iranian Revolutionary Guard flies over Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel
U.S. warns of GPS interference, communications spoofing in Persian Gulf

Ships in the area have reported spoofed communications from "unknown entities falsely claiming to be US or coalition warships."

08/08/2019
Iran's detention of UK-flagged tanker unacceptable, owner claims

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Tuesday that shipping might not be safe in the Strait of Hormuz, adding that "war with Iran is the mother of all wars."

By REUTERS
06/08/2019
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.

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