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News and updates about Persian Gulf

Crew members of tanker seized by Iran are safe

Empire Navigation company says crew of tanker seized by Iran's navy in the Persian Gulf this week is safe.

Crew members of tanker seized by Iran are safe

Iran seizes oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Iran claims the seizure was in retaliation to retaliation for the confiscation last year of the same ship and its oil by the United States.

Iran seizes oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Britain sends destroyer to the Gulf amid regional tensions

UK Defense Secretary Grant Shapps says HMS Diamond will keep Britain and its interests safe.

Britain sends destroyer to the Gulf amid regional tensions

US military:

Iranian navy aimed a laser at US helicopter over the Gulf

US military says Iranian naval forces repeatedly aimed a laser at an American military helicopter over international airspace.

Iranian navy aimed a laser at US helicopter over the Gulf

Shippers warned to stay away from Strait of Hormuz

The warning comes as tensions between the US and Iran in the Persian Gulf remain high.

Shippers warned to stay away from Strait of Hormuz

US mulling armed personnel on ships in Gulf

The move would be aimed at stopping Iran from seizing and harassing civilian vessels.

US mulling armed personnel on ships in Gulf

Iran launches military drill on UAE claimed islands

Drill meant to show 'authority and combat defense preparations of the IRGC Navy in protecting security of the Gulf and the Iranian islands.'

Iran launches military drill on UAE claimed islands

Iran launches air force drill as US sends forces to region

11 Iranian air force bases take part in the drill, dubbed Fadaeian Velyat-11.

Iran launches air force drill as US sends forces to region

US sending more warships, Marines to the Middle East

The move is intended to increase security following Iranian attempts to seize commercial ships.

US sending more warships, Marines to the Middle East

Due to Iran's actions:

US to send additional fighter jets and warship to Middle East

The US seeks to monitor key waterways following Iran's seizure and harassment of commercial shipping vessels in recent months.

US to send additional fighter jets and warship to Middle East

To protect ships:

US sends F-16s to Strait of Hormuz

The US move comes after Iran tried to seize two oil tankers near the strait last week, opening fire on one of them.

US sends F-16s to Strait of Hormuz

Iran claims:

'We intercepted oil tanker after it was involved in a collision'

The comments come a day after the US military said it blocked attempts by Iran to seize commercial tankers in international waters.

'We intercepted oil tanker after it was involved in a collision'

US official:

Iran tested a suicide drone against a vessel in the Gulf

The United States has accused Iran of being behind a number of attacks against merchant vessels in strategic Gulf waters.

Iran tested a suicide drone against a vessel in the Gulf

Iran:

'We are capable of ensuring the safety of the Gulf waters'

The statement comes after US, British and French navies transited the Strait of Hormuz.

'We are capable of ensuring the safety of the Gulf waters'

US, British and French navies transit Strait of Hormuz

The move follows Iran’s recent seizure of two foreign vessels in the Persian Gulf.

US, British and French navies transit Strait of Hormuz

Iran justifies seizure of foreign vessels in the Persian Gulf

Iran claims its moves in the Gulf are "aimed at countering behaviors in violation of international maritime law".

Iran justifies seizure of foreign vessels in the Persian Gulf

After Iran's ship seizures:

US military to bolster its defensive posture in the Gulf

US military will work to bolster the defensive posture in the Gulf region following Iran's seizure and harassment of vessels.

US military to bolster its defensive posture in the Gulf

Satellite photos show:

Oil tankers seized by Iran anchored off Strait of Hormuz

Two oil tankers seized by Iran within six days anchored off the coast of one of its key port cities on the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

Oil tankers seized by Iran anchored off Strait of Hormuz

The second time in six days:

Iran seizes oil tanker in the Gulf

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy craft surround and seize Greek-owned tanker.

Iran seizes oil tanker in the Gulf

Persian Gulf:

Iran airs footage of raid on oil tanker

Iran claims the Advantage Sweet ran into another Iranian vessel, leading to its seizure.

Iran airs footage of raid on oil tanker

Iran seizes oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman

Iran claims the seizure came after an unknown ship collided with an Iranian vessel in the Persian Gulf.

Iran seizes oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman

Iran claims it forced US submarine to surface in Gulf

US Navy says Iran's claim is "absolutely false" and "represents more Iranian disinformation".

Iran claims it forced US submarine to surface in Gulf

US Navy sails drone through the Strait of Hormuz

The narrow waterway has often been a site of tense encounters between Americans and Iranian forces.

US Navy sails drone through the Strait of Hormuz

China, Iran and Russia hold drills in Gulf of Oman

The exercises come amid heightened tensions between the US and China.

China, Iran and Russia hold drills in Gulf of Oman

Report:

Israeli-owned tanker attacked by Iranian drones in Persian Gulf

Foreign officials say IRGC launched drone towards Israeli-owned tanker. The attack took place last week, there were no injuries.

Israeli-owned tanker attacked by Iranian drones in Persian Gulf

Iran warns spy plane near Iranian war games in the Gulf

Iran's military launches drone to warn off reconnaissance plane trying to approach Iranian war games on the Gulf coast.

Iran warns spy plane near Iranian war games in the Gulf

US Army:

'Iranian patrol boat tried to blind US Navy ships in the Gulf'

The incident is the latest in a series of incidents involving US and Iranian ships in the Gulf.

'Iranian patrol boat tried to blind US Navy ships in the Gulf'

Another incident at sea

Iran seizes, then releases US ship in the Gulf

Iranian ship seizes American military unmanned research vessel, then releases it after patrol boat and helicopter deployed to the location.

Iran seizes, then releases US ship in the Gulf

Three Iranian vessels buzz US ships in the Gulf

Three IRGC vessels come close to two American ships, divert after warning sign.

Three Iranian vessels buzz US ships in the Gulf

Blinken:

'Iran's harassment of vessels a threat to maritime security'

US Secretary of State condemns Iran after it seized two Greek-flagged oil tankers in Gulf waters.

'Iran's harassment of vessels a threat to maritime security'

Iranian commander:

'The US has no place in the Gulf'

Naval commander of IRGC warns that any country seeking to jeopardize Iran's interests will receive "a crushing and regretting response."

'The US has no place in the Gulf'

Iran claims it seized fuel smuggling vessel in the Gulf

Iran's Revolutionary Guards say they seized foreign vessel smuggling fuel in the Gulf and arrested its crew members.

Iran claims it seized fuel smuggling vessel in the Gulf

US officials claim Iran seized Vietnamese oil tanker

US officials say Iran seized a Vietnamese-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman on October 24 and still holds the vessel.

US officials claim Iran seized Vietnamese oil tanker

Iran claims progress in talks with Saudi Arabia

The Iranian government has announced significant progress in negotiations with Saudi Arabia over regional security issues.

Iran claims progress in talks with Saudi Arabia

Blinken: Iran will be punished for attack on oil tanker

US Secretary of State says the world cannot allow "impunity" to Iran following attack on Israeli-managed tanker.

Blinken: Iran will be punished for attack on oil tanker

EU: Iran clearly behind attack on tanker

European Union says all evidence clearly points to Iran as being responsible for attack on Israeli-managed tanker off the coast of Oman.

EU: Iran clearly behind attack on tanker

G7 member states blame Iran for oil tanker attack

Foreign ministers of G7 member states say Iran orchestrated last week's attack on Israeli-managed ship off the coast of Oman.

G7 member states blame Iran for oil tanker attack

Britain urges UN to respond to tanker attack near Oman

British Foreign Secretary: Security Council must respond to Iran’s destabilizing actions & lack of respect for international law.

Britain urges UN to respond to tanker attack near Oman

ANALYSIS:

Tensions in Middle East escalate after Iranian terror at sea

Iran has changed tactics in the shadow-war with Israel and the US to terrorizing commercial ships in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

Tensions in Middle East escalate after Iranian terror at sea

Qatar condemns attack on tanker off the coast of Oman

Qatari Foreign Ministry calls to resort to international law to ensure that such attacks are not repeated in the future.

Qatar condemns attack on tanker off the coast of Oman

Iran denies being responsible for attack on Israeli-managed ship

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson: The Zionist regime has created insecurity, terror and violence.

Iran denies being responsible for attack on Israeli-managed ship

US, Israel to work together to investigate attack on ship

State Department on Blinken-Lapid conversation: They agreed to work with the United Kingdom, Romania, and other international partners.

US, Israel to work together to investigate attack on ship

US 'deeply concerned' by attack on Israeli-managed ship

US says it is closely monitoring the situation following attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off Oman.

US 'deeply concerned' by attack on Israeli-managed ship

Lapid: We mustn't remain silent in the face of Iranian terrorism

Foreign Minister: Iran is not just an Israeli problem, but an exporter of terrorism, destruction and instability.

Lapid: We mustn't remain silent in the face of Iranian terrorism

Gantz and Kochavi hold assessment following attack on ship

Israeli official: Iran is sowing violence and destruction in every corner of the region. Our campaign against them will continue.

Gantz and Kochavi hold assessment following attack on ship

Iranian navy vessel catches fire in Gulf of Oman

Fire breaks out in Iranian navy training vessel near the mouth of the Gulf, crew safely disembarks.

Iranian navy vessel catches fire in Gulf of Oman

Watch: Iranian ships swarm US Navy vessels

In the latest incident in the Persian Gulf, Iranian fast ships harassed US vessels for close to 3 hours, raising new security fears.

Watch: Iranian ships swarm US Navy vessels

US military ship fires warning shots at IRGC vessels in the Gulf

US military says one of its ships fired warning shots after three vessels from Revolutionary Guard came close to it in the Gulf.

US military ship fires warning shots at IRGC vessels in the Gulf

Report: Israel won't retaliate for attack on ship in the Gulf

Israeli security official says Israel is seeking to reduce tensions in the Persian Gulf.

Report: Israel won't retaliate for attack on ship in the Gulf

Iran denies attacking Israeli-owned cargo ship near Gulf of Oman

Iran’s UN ambassador says Israel's allegations are "unfounded", claims it is "playing the victim".

Iran denies attacking Israeli-owned cargo ship near Gulf of Oman

Ship owned by Israeli firm hit by explosion in Gulf of Oman

The current assessment in Israel is that the explosion was a targeted attempt against an Israeli-owned ship by Iran.

Ship owned by Israeli firm hit by explosion in Gulf of Oman

The Israeli submarine that sent a message to Iran

Arab sources claim that an Israeli submarine was seen in the Persian Gulf in order to convey a message to the regime in Tehran.

The Israeli submarine that sent a message to Iran

Iran: Glad the US 'got the message'

Iran responds to US Navy official who said that "uneasy deterrence" had been reached in the Gulf.

Iran: Glad the US 'got the message'

US Navy official: We have 'uneasy deterrence' with Iran

Despite recent tensions, top US Navy official in the Middle East says the US has a "healthy respect" for Iranian presence in Gulf.

US Navy official: We have 'uneasy deterrence' with Iran

Israel, the Sunnis and the return of a pro-Iran White House

Israel and its allies in the Persian Gulf need to take action soon to minimize Iran’s prospects for military nuclear capability. Op-ed.

Israel, the Sunnis and the return of a pro-Iran White House

Iran launches underground ballistic missiles during drill

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launches underground ballistic missiles as part of exercise in Strait of Hormuz.

Iran launches underground ballistic missiles during drill

IRGC fires missiles at mock aircraft carrier

During drill in Strait of Hormuz, Iran's Revolutionary Guard launches missiles targeting a mock aircraft carrier.

IRGC fires missiles at mock aircraft carrier

Iran warns US: Wherever you are, we are right next to you

Amid tensions in the Gulf, Iran's Revolutionary Guards warn the United States against its naval presence in the region.

Iran warns US: Wherever you are, we are right next to you

US Navy warns mariners to stay away from its warships

US Navy warns mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters away from US warships or risk being "interpreted as a threat".

US Navy warns mariners to stay away from its warships

US offers Iran condolences following friendly fire incident

US military offers condolences to Iran after friendly fire incident that saw an Iranian missile kill 19 Iranian troops.

US offers Iran condolences following friendly fire incident