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U.S. Navy ship fires at Iranian ship

U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship fires three warning shots at an Iranian ship in the Northern Persian Gulf.Ben Ariel, 8/26/2016, 1:16 AM

Iranian drone films American carrier

Iran says it flew a surveillance drone over an American aircraft carrier in the Gulf and took photographs of it.Ben Ariel, Canada, 1/29/2016, 9:54 PM

Iran seized two SIM cards from captured soldiers

In first official account of last week's seizure and release of 10 sailors, questions remain how the sailors strayed from their course.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2016, 3:42 AM

Iran denies firing rockets on American ship

Iran says claim it launched rockets near the USS Harry S. Truman is "psychological warfare".Ben Ariel, 1/1/2016, 6:44 AM

Iran tests missiles near American ship in the Gulf

Iranian navy test fires several rockets near three Western warships in the Strait of Hormuz.Ben Ariel, 12/30/2015, 5:45 AM

Middle East Withdrawal Linked to Obama's Grand Bargain with Iran

Obama is planning a reduced American presence in key spots in the Middle East in addition to the Iran agreement.Dr. Joe Tuzara, 8/22/2015, 11:31 PM

Khamenei: United States Makes Region 'Insecure'

Iran’s supreme leader lashes out at the United States, even after his country seized a ship in the Persian Gulf.Ben Ariel, 5/17/2015, 6:02 AM

Iranian FM: 'We Believe in Freedom of the Seas'

Iran remains “committed to freedom of movement on the high seas,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.Moshe Cohen, 4/29/2015, 7:34 PM

Iran Blows Up Mock US Aircraft Carrier in Exercise

Iranian forces conducting military exercises in the Strait of Hormuz, blew up a mock US aircraft carrier.Yaakov Levi, 2/26/2015, 10:29 AM

Iran: We Aim to Destroy US Navy Forces in Gulf

While negotiations on a compromise on Iran's nuclear projects proceed apace between Washington and Tehran, the war of words has not abated.Dalit Halevy, 11/2/2014, 10:24 PM

U.S. Ship Fires Shot Towards Iranian Vessel

U.S. vessel sees Iranian fishing boat with weapons in the Persian Gulf, fires warning shot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2014, 5:12 AM

Iran Sending Warships to US Maritime Borders

Move marks yet another escalation in Iran-US tensions, even as Rouhani 'charm offensive' continues.Ari Soffer, 2/8/2014, 8:04 PM

Iran To US: Our Drones And Missiles Can Hit You

Iranian Revolutionary Guards' site warns US its drone and missile systems can reach American warships in Persian Gulf.Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar, 2/8/2014, 7:29 PM

Israel Holds First Defense and Energy Conference

Purpose of conference is to secure energy resources, provide alternatives to Persian Gulf oil dependency.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 12/8/2013, 2:01 PM

The Torah Scroll on Board US Aircraft Carrier

Photojournalist Yissachar Ruas recounts his unique discovery during a tour of US Navy aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower.Yissachar Ruas, 9/10/2013, 10:44 AM

Iran Launches Rearmed Destroyer on Persian Gulf

Iran has claimed that it has launched a 50-year-old destroyer on the Persian Gulf after repairing it and rearming with modern missiles.Rina Tzvi , 6/11/2013, 7:26 PM

41 Nations Launch Exercises in the Persian Gulf

The U.S. Navy says envoys from 41 nations have gathered in Bahrain to begin drills in the Persian Gulf.Elad Benari, 5/7/2013, 5:46 AM

In May: US Allies Plan Gulf Naval Exercises

More than 30 nations will send their sailors to Bahrain in May for an international naval exercise to be held in the Persian Gulf.Chana Ya'ar, 4/8/2013, 8:35 PM

Iranian Jet Tries to Intercept U.S. Drone

An Iranian fighter jet tried to intercept a U.S. Predator drone over the Gulf but backed off.Elad Benari, 3/15/2013, 5:44 AM

Iran Claims It Captured Another 'Enemy Drone'

Iran announced Saturday that it downed and captured another "enemy drone," the semi-official Fars News Agency reported.Arutz Sheva staff , 2/24/2013, 9:01 AM

Iranian $40 Million Platform Unit Sinks In Gulf

A $40 million engineering structure belonging to Iran's South Pars gas field, which was to be used in offshore platforms, sank into the GulfRachel Hirshfeld, 1/31/2013, 1:15 AM

GCC Lashes Out at Iran, Calls for Syria Transition

The six Gulf states demand an immediate halt to Iran's "interference" in their internal affairs.Elad Benari, 12/26/2012, 5:46 AM

Iran Begins Naval Maneuvers in the Persian Gulf

Iran launches naval maneuvers in the Gulf, announces plans for another exercise in the Strait of Hormuz later this week.Elad Benari, 12/26/2012, 2:16 AM

Arutz Sheva Visits US Navy Aircraft Carrier

As tensions with Iran continue, we meet the outgoing air group commander of one of the giant US Navy aircraft carriers situated in the area.Yissachar Ruas, 12/12/2012, 1:14 AM

US Navy to Briefly Reduce Carriers in Persian Gulf

The U.S. aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf will temporarily decline due to unexpected repairs and unusual maintenance problems.Rachel Hirshfeld, 11/22/2012, 7:39 PM

Iran Attempts and Fails to Shoot Down U.S. Drone

An unarmed U.S. surveillance drone was fired at by Iranian military jets last week, Pentagon reveals. The drone was not hit.Elad Benari, 11/9/2012, 5:43 AM

Britain Considering Sending Warplanes to Gulf

Britain is considering stationing warplanes in the Persian Gulf as the confrontation with Iran continues, The Independent reports.Elad Benari, 11/2/2012, 4:14 AM

Iran Threatens UAE on Persian Gulf Islands

Iran is threatening the United Arab Emirates again over claims on three islands in the Persian Gulf.Chana Ya'ar, 10/10/2012, 11:01 AM

US, Allies Launch Largest-Ever Persian Gulf Drill

Sailors from 25 nations began mock military battles in the Persian Gulf on Sunday in the largest ever naval exercise in the region.Chana Ya'ar, 9/19/2012, 10:18 AM

Jerusalem Within Range of New Iranian Missile

Iran is set to unveil a “domestically produced” cruise missile capable of reaching major Israeli cities, including Jerusalem.Rachel Hirshfeld, 9/11/2012, 1:11 PM

US ‘Responds’ to Iran with Second Warship in Gulf

“When the world calls, we have to respond,” says US defense chief Panetta as the second American aircraft carrier heads for the Gulf. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/29/2012, 10:37 AM

US Destroyer Collides w/ Oil Tanker in Gulf

A US guided missile destroyer collided Sunday with an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, the US Navy said in a statement. No one was injured.Chana Ya'ar, 8/12/2012, 1:35 PM

Iran Downplays Threat to Close Strait of Hormuz

Iran would not close the Strait of Hormuz as long as it is able to use the vital shipping line itself, a military commander said Monday.Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/23/2012, 2:12 PM

Witness: US Attacked Without Warning

Indian fisherman says US Navy opened fire without warning in Monday's deadly incident in the Persian Gulf.Gabe Kahn, 7/18/2012, 6:43 PM

20 Nations Boost Defense in Mideast Waterways

In a move to bolster military strength against Iran, 20 nations will stage an anti-mining exercise in Mideast waterways.Rachel Hirshfeld, 7/18/2012, 3:22 PM

Pentagon Boosts Defenses in Persian Gulf

Pentagon is building a missile-defense radar station at secret site in Qatar and organizing largest minesweeping exercises in Persian Gulf.Rachel Hirshfeld, 7/17/2012, 4:25 PM

U.S. Navy Ship Fires at Boat in Persian Gulf

A U.S. military ship fired at a small boat in the Persian Gulf after it ignored repeated warnings to stop, killing one person.Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/17/2012, 8:35 AM

U.S. Deploys Robot Subs in the Gulf

The United States has deployed a fleet of robot subs in the Gulf amid concerns that Iran will block the Strait of Hormuz.Elad Benari, 7/13/2012, 1:13 AM

Iran Rattles Saber at Google in Gulf Dispute

Tehran will sue Google if it does not return the name 'Persian Gulf' to its maps; Google left the body unnamed.Gabe Kahn, 5/18/2012, 3:10 AM

Iran Fueling Rivals’ Gulf Union Drive

The six-member GCC may have delayed its announcement of a Gulf Union, but Iran's constant rhetorical sniping has motivated quicker action Gabe Kahn, 5/16/2012, 8:25 PM

Four GCC Members Plan to Form Core of Superstate

Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have hinted they will form a diplomatic and military union with Oman and the UAE soon to follow....Gabe Kahn, 5/14/2012, 7:16 PM

Island Row Heats Up Persian Gulf

Iran has started rattling its saber at the six-member GCC ahead of talks over an island dispute between Tehran and the UAEGabe Kahn, 4/16/2012, 8:21 PM

US to Deploy Commando "Mother Ship" in Middle East

The Pentagon is refurbishing an ageing ship to serve as a floating platform for commando operations near the Persian Gulf.Gabe Kahn., 1/30/2012, 9:01 PM

Iran Warns: We Can Close Strait of Hormuz

Iran's ambassador to the United Nations says that closing the Strait of Hormuz is an option if "somebody wants to tighten the noose."Chana Ya'ar, 1/19/2012, 10:47 AM

Saudi Arabia: 'All Available Options' Open on Iran

Prince Turki al-Faisal says Saudi Arabia is ready to defend its interests against Iran, who demands Riyadh not mitigate oil prices.Gabe Kahn., 1/18/2012, 9:31 PM

Iran Thanks U.S. for Rescuing Fishermen

Iran's Foreign Ministry thanked the United States Saturday for rescuing 13 of its fishermen from pirates.Chana Ya'ar, 1/7/2012, 11:17 PM

UK Warns Iran: 'Don't Close Strait of Hormuz'

Britain is warning Iran it may resort to military action if Tehran attempts to close the Strait of Hormuz to Western oil shipping.Chana Ya'ar, 1/5/2012, 3:31 PM

Iran-Kuwait Oil Feud Feeds Gulf Tensions

Oil lies at the heart of tensions between Iran and its Gulf Arab neighbors as they vie for hegemony over the world's key oil reserves.Gabe Kahn., 1/5/2012, 3:47 AM

US Unimpressed by Iranian Bombast

The US responded to Iran's threats that the USS John C Stennis should not return to the Gulf saying US deployment plans remain unchanged.Gabe Kahn., 1/3/2012, 9:56 PM

Tehran Says Saudi Security Top Priority

Feigning shock over Saudi concern, officials in Tehran claim the security of Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Allies is its top concern. Gabe Kahn., 8/31/2011, 7:00 PM

Iran Trebling Uranium Enrichment

Iran has promised to move its uranium enrichment program to the underground Fordow site and triple its production efforts.Gabe Kahn., 6/9/2011, 4:56 PM

Iran May Take Over Persian Gulf

Dr. Mordechai Kedar of the BESA Institute says Hizbullah could copy Bushehr reactor and attain atomic weapons to be used against Israel.Eli Stutz, 9/1/2010, 1:22 PM

Israeli Subs Headed for Gulf

Israel allegedly has deployed a permanent nuclear submarine presence in the Persian Gulf to keep an eye on Iran.Hana Levi Julian, 5/30/2010, 12:04 PM

Iran Plans for Oil Blockade

Iran’s war games concentrated on preparations to block the Persian Gulf and wreck Western economies in the event of harsh UN sanctions.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/17/2010, 4:42 PM

Iran Warns Off US Plane

Iranian military planes warned off a US reconnaissance aircraft near the Islamic Republic’s war games in the Persian Gulf, Iran claims.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/12/2010, 11:50 AM

Iran Conducts War Drills in Gulf

As Iran's military conducted military drills, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Israel has no intention of attacking its neighbors. Malkah Fleisher, 5/11/2010, 10:26 PM

Iran-UAE Tensions Renewed

Tensions flare after the United Arab Emirates compares Iran's occupation of Persian Gulf islands with Israel's presence in Judea and Samaria.Hana Levi Julian, 5/4/2010, 5:33 PM