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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

Iran Threatens to Sell Ship it Seized

Iran claims it captured ship over unspecified shipping dispute, demands $10 million in fines to have it released or else will sell it.Ari Yashar, 5/6/2015, 1:51 PM

Navy Accompanying Commercial Ships in Gulf

Naval forces have started "accompanying" commercial ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz, defense officials say.Ben Ariel, 5/1/2015, 2:42 AM

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

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

Iran Warns of Strait Closure If US Chooses 'War'

Iran asserted that it would have no qualms about closing strategic Strait of Hormuz in response to any aggression, military or otherwise.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/25/2013, 9:59 AM

Iran Stages 'Cyber Warfare Drill'

Iran has combined cyber warfare tactics and maritime war games in a drill for the first time as it stages maneuvers in the Strait of Hormuz.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/31/2012, 7:33 PM

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

Iran Claims Missile Success on Mock Warships

Iran, the day before Ahmadinejad speaks at the UN, claimed it successfully fired four missiles at a mock sea target representing warships. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/25/2012, 12:46 PM

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

Iran Threatens to Hit Israel and U.S. Bases

The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards says his country will target U.S. bases in the Middle East and Israel if attacked.Elad Benari, 9/16/2012, 5:32 PM

Report: Netanyahu and Obama to Meet

Obama and Netanyahu will meet in an unannounced meeting, the London Telegraph reported Sunday. There has been no confirmation. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/16/2012, 9:17 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

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

US Flexes Muscles against Iran in Gulf

Iran will finds its boats “on the bottom of the Gulf” if it tries to mine the Persian Gulf to prevent oil and gas tankers from sailing.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/3/2012, 4:04 PM

Iran Dares Obama to Discuss Who Owns NY

An Iranian professor writes that if Obama will discuss ownership of New York City, Iran will talk about its claim to Gulf islands.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/29/2012, 5:55 PM

Iran Threatens Military Action Over Abu Musa

Abu Musa, which commands the vital Strait of Hormuz, has become the focal point of tension between Tehran and its GCC rivalsGabe Kahn, 4/19/2012, 1:50 PM

U.S. Navy to Step Up Minesweeping in Gulf

U.S. to double the number of minesweeping ships and helicopters based in the Gulf, amid Iranian threats to close Strait of Hormuz.Elad Benari, 3/16/2012, 5:44 AM

Is Bold Alligator Eyeing Tehran?

As Iran races ahead with uranium enrichment deep underground, the US has launched military exercises 'applicable' to the Strait of HormuzGabe Kahn., 2/8/2012, 2:47 PM

Iran: 'Sanctions Made Us Stronger'

A top Iranian official says U.S. and European sanctions have made his country stronger, not weaker.Chana Ya'ar, 2/5/2012, 10:53 AM

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

Iran Vows Revenge Over Loss of Scientist

Enraged Iranian officials vow retaliation against Israel, the US and the UK over the latest assassination of a nuclear scientist in Tehran.Chana Ya'ar, 1/15/2012, 8:02 PM

UAE Says Customers Responsible for Hormuz Security

The foreign minister for the UAE says the world's importers are responsible for securing the Strait of Hormuz.Gabe Kahn., 1/11/2012, 7:11 PM

Iran's New Threat to Close Strait of Hormuz

Iran has again threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, this time using the excuse of a military exercise set for January 27.Chana Ya'ar, 1/8/2012, 7:47 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

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

Is Iran Following in Qaddafi's Footsteps?

Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz to foreign military vessels, much as Qaddafi did with the Gulf of Sidra in the 1980's.Gabe Kahn., 1/3/2012, 9:36 PM

Obama’s Sanctions on Iran May Be Paper Tiger

Obama’s new “tough sanctions” on Iran include a waiver allowing him to let other countries play for time before punishing Iran. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/1/2012, 7:29 AM

US Warns Iran Not to Close Strait of Hormuz

The Bahrain-based US Fifth Fleet warned Iran that any attempt to close the Strait of Hormuz will "not be tolerated."Gabe Kahn., 12/28/2011, 7:34 PM

Iran Claims It Chased Away Western Helicopter

Iran says it chased away a Western helicopter that neared its navy war games, which it called a “warning to the West.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/27/2011, 10:27 AM

Japanese Oil Tanker Attacked?

A suspicious explosion aboard the “M Star” Japanese oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz is under investigation by Mitsui OSK, US and UK officials.Hana Levi Julian, 7/29/2010, 6:33 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 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