Tag: Persian Gulf

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Report: Israeli Stealth Fighter Jets Fly Over Iran

Two Israeli F-35 fighter jets entered Iranian airspace over the past month, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Thursday. The act is a signal of heightened regional tensions, especially in light of recent Israeli military attacks in Syria, including against Iranian bases in the country.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani listen to questions by journalists during a press conference in Doha, on July 11, 2017. The US and Qatar announced they have signed an agreement on fighting terrorism, at a time when the emirate is …

U.S. Signs Agreement with Qatar on Terror Financing amid Gulf Crisis

The U.S. and Qatar signed an agreement Tuesday to crack down on the financing of terrorism. The agreement was signed as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson looks to resolve a crisis in the Persian Gulf between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and its allies.

President-elect Donald Trump calls to media from the entryway of Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 in Bedminster, N.J.. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump Calls Gulf Leaders to Urge Unity as Qatar Deadline Extended

US President Donald Trump spoke separately with several leaders of nations in the Persian Gulf region and addressed ongoing disputes between Qatar and some of its Arab neighbors, as Gulf states that levied a de facto blockade on Doha extended a deadline on answering demands by two days.

In this Dec. 29, 2016 file photo, released by the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), a long-range S-200 missile is fired in a military drill in the port city of Bushehr, on the northern coast of Persian Gulf, Iran. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has said …

Iran Uses Star Of David As Missile Test Target

TEL AVIV – Iran recently used a Star of David as a target for a ballistic missile test, Israel’s envoy to the UN said Wednesday, releasing satellite images of the site to the United Nations Security Council.

In this picture taken on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, and released by the semi-official Fars News Agency, Iranian warship Alborz, foreground, prepares before leaving Iran's waters. Iran dispatched a naval destroyer and another logistic vessel, Wednesday to waters near Yemen as the United States quickened weapons supply to the Saudi-led …

Iran, China Hold Joint Military Drills in Persian Gulf

State sponsor of terror Iran and communist China began holding a joint military exercise in the Persian Gulf this week, where provocative clashes between the U.S. Navy and ships from the Islamic Republic have escalated in recent years.

One of the five military vessels from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps that approached a U.S. warship hosting one of America's top generals on a day trip through the Strait of Hormuz is pictured in this July 11, 2016 handout photo. U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

Iran Calls U.S. Military Behavior in Gulf ‘Unprofessional’

The U.S. military presence in the Gulf poses the main risk of conflict in the region, an Iranian military official said on Tuesday after Washington said an Iranian vessel had pointed its weapon at a U.S. helicopter in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

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Iran Vessel ‘Harasses,’ Sails Close to U.S. Navy Ship in Gulf

(Reuters) A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast-attack craft from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards (91 meters) of it in the central Gulf on Sunday, U.S. Defense Department officials said on Tuesday.

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Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran Will ‘Hit Hard’ Against U.S. ‘Aggression’

Barack Obama’s billion-dollar gifts still are not buying any love from Iran, as Ayatollah Khamenei promised devastating counterattacks to U.S. aggression on Sunday, a day after the naval commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boasted of achieving naval superiority over the United States in the Persian Gulf.

This frame grab from Tuesday, January 12, 2016 video by the Iranian state-run IRIB News Agency, shows detention of American Navy sailors by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Persian Gulf, Iran. The 10 U.S. Navy sailors detained by Iran after their two small boats allegedly drifted into Iranian territorial …

Report: U.S. May Discipline American Sailors Held at Gunpoint by Iran

The U.S. Navy may discipline some of the American sailors briefly detained at gunpoint and forced to their knees by officers of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) earlier this year, an act that has been deemed a violation of international law by some experts, reports NBC News.

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Iranian Commander Threatens to Close Strait of Hormuz to U.S.

Iran’s Gen. Hossein Salami, the deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, declared on Iranian state television Wednesday that the Islamic Republic will close the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic oil transport channel, to the United States if it chooses to “threaten” it.

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India Weighs Investing Up to $20 Billion in Iran Energy Industry

Bloomberg reports: India may invest as much as $20 billion in Iran’s energy industry and ports and boost imports of crude from the Persian Gulf nation if it gets favorable terms, India’s Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in an interview. Indian companies are


Gulf Press – Obama Deluded; Iran will use Unfrozen $100 Billion to Fund Terror

TEL AVIV – Furious over the Iran deal, Persian Gulf journalists and intellectuals have authored a plethora of articles accusing the U.S. of being deluded, saying that an estimated $100 billion or more of unfrozen Iranian assets will now be invested in terror organizations in the region, MEMRI reported.


Iran Flies Surveillance Drone over U.S. Aircraft Carrier

Fox News reports confirmation from the U.S. Navy that Iran flew a surveillance drone over the aircraft USS Harry Truman on January 12, the same day Iran committed a war crime with impunity, by taking ten American sailors hostage and using them in video propaganda.