Tag: Strait of Hormuz

Iranian navy personnel stand aboard two Iranian warships docked in the Sudanese Red Sea city of Port Sudan on December 8, 2012. The Iranian navy said the 1,400 ton frigate Jamaran and the 4,700 ton support ship Bushehr 'docked in Port Sudan, after successfully carrying out their assignments in the …

U.S. Officials: Iran Planning Gulf ‘Swarm’ Drill Involving 100 Gunboats

United States officials told media Wednesday that the naval fleet of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is planning to place 100 gunboats in the Persian Gulf within the next 48 hours to practice “swarm” tactics, an exercise that is usually reserved for the fall.

Iranian clerics standing in front of the "Jamran", Iran's first domestically built warship, during naval maneuvers in the Gulf on February 21, 2009. Iran's navy on February 19 launched in the Gulf its first domestically made destroyer in a ceremony attend by the supreme leader and the commander-in-chief Ayatollah Ali …

Iran Threatens to Block Key Gulf Passage over Trump Sanctions

Iran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz – a key Gulf passage for shipments of commodities – over Washington threatening to sanction any country that fails to stop importing oil from the Islamic Republic by November 4.

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Pentagon Investigates Military Cooperation Between North Korea, Iran

It has long been obvious that North Korea shares missile technology with Iran, but Fox News reports the Pentagon is investigating military ties between the two belligerent nations with increased vigor after Iran’s recent test launch of a submarine missile.

An Iranian soldier stands guard near Iranian Navy helicopter carrier Kharg at Port Sudan at the Red Sea State, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

U.S. Commanders: Iranian Navy Jeopardizing International Navigation

On Tuesday, the aircraft carrier USS George W. Bush entered the Strait of Hormuz from the Indian Ocean, a vital waterway that handles about 30 percent of the world’s oil shipping. As it has done so often over the past few years, Iran sent a swarm of speedboats to harass the carrier.

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Officials: Iran Test Launched Two Ballistic Missiles

Continuing a pattern of provocative actions, Iran this weekend test-fired a pair of ballistic missiles and sent fast-attack vessels close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News.

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.

Various scale models of Boeing commercial aircraft are seen on display during the Singapore Airshow at the Changi exhibition centre in Singapore on February 16, 2016.

U.S. Grants Airbus, Boeing Permission to Sell Aircraft to Iran

Aviation giants Airbus and Boeing Co. have received permission from the U.S. government to sell aircraft to Iran, part of landmark deals potentially worth some $50 billion in total following last year’s nuclear accord.

300,000-tonne Japanese tanker Mogamigawa is seen in this undated photo released by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. in Tokyo January 9, 2007. The large crude carrier and a U.S. nuclear submarine collided in the Arabian Sea, but there were no injuries or oil leaks, officials at the... REUTERS/KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA/HANDOUT (JAPAN)

Popping the Iranian Cork in the Strait of Hormuz

Eight major maritime chokepoints, through which oil tankers transit, exist globally. Seventeen million barrels of oil daily pass through one of them — the Strait of Hormuz.

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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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Iran Gets $215 Billion, West Gets Cheap Oil

The termination of nuclear sanctions means Iran will pocket about $215 billion in cash, sell another million barrels of oil a day (bpd), and produce 5 million more bpd within 10 years; while the West gets 20 years of cheap oil.

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U.S. Navy Video Shows Iranian Warship Firing near Coalition Vessels in Gulf

The U.S. Navy has reportedly released a video in an effort to show beyond a doubt that an Iranian warship launched a rocket in close proximity of a U.S. aircraft carrier and French frigate in the Strait of Hormuz last month while other commercial ships were navigating close by.