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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 foreign vessel which was smuggling fuel 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

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 must never 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 Israeli-managed 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 vesselsplayer

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 military drill

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

Iran launches underground ballistic missiles during drill

Iran's Revolutionary Guard 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

Iran warns US: 'Severe' response if our territorial waters our violated

Spokesman for Iranian army says US is "causing disturbance" in the Gulf, warns of retaliation.

Iran warns US: 'Severe' response if our waters our violated

Iranian military: We will never be a source of conflict

Iran's military tries to ease tensions after several high-seas incidents involving US forces.

Iranian military: We will never be a source of conflict

Iranian general threatens: We'll destroy US warships

Head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards says Iran will destroy US warships if its security is threatened in the Persian Gulf.

Iranian general: We'll destroy US warships

Iran: US forces provoked us in the Persian Gulf

Revolutionary Guard acknowledges tense encounter with US warships in Persian Gulf, but claims American forces sparked the incident.

Iran: US forces provoked us in the Persian Gulf

The Iranian nuclear threat from a Purim perspective

The Iranian nuclear threat from a Purim perspective

Iran says it captured ship carrying smuggled fuel

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says it seized a ship in the Persian Gulf suspected of carrying smuggled fuel.

Iran says it captured ship carrying smuggled fuel

US coalition launches operation to protect Persian Gulf

US-led naval coalition officially launches operations meant to protect shipping in waters of Persian Gulf.

US coalition launches operation to protect Persian Gulf

Iran: British tanker could be released 'within days'

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says "necessary steps" are underway to set free the tanker seized in the Gulf in July.

Iran: British tanker could be released 'within days'