Posts Tagged ‘persian’

Israel Meets With UAE, Declares It’s Joining Persian Gulf Coalition

Israeli company ISI released this battle damage imagery of Aug. 12 attack in Iraq Source Article from Related Posts China’s Participation in US Mission in Persian Gulf ‘Wishful Thinking’: Paper The damaged US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald is towed back to Yokosuka Naval Base by Flooding Persian Gulf with weapons turns it […]

China’s Participation in US Mission in Persian Gulf ‘Wishful Thinking’: Paper

The damaged US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald is towed back to Yokosuka Naval Base by a tugboat on Saturday after its collision with the container ship ACX Crystal off the coast of Yokosuka, Japan. Source August 17, 2019 A state-run Chinese newspaper says it is “wishful thinking” to expect that Beijing will join a US-led […]

Flooding Persian Gulf with weapons turns it into ‘matchbox ready to ignite’ – Zarif

US foreign policy undermines the security of the countries around the Persian Gulf, Zarif said on Monday during a trip to Qatar. The region has become a matchbox ready to ignite because America and its allies are flooding it with weapons. Iranian officials have been accusing Washington and its key overseas partners like Saudi Arabia […]

Iran Reserving The Right To Counter Israeli Presence In US Led Coalition In Persian Gulf

Iranian troops in the Persian Gulf | Illustration: AFP Iran has warned Israel against aiding a US -led maritime coalition in the Persian Gulf, saying that it reserved the right to confront such a “clear threat to its national security“. Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Israel Katz had confirmed in a closed-door meeting on Tuesday […]

Israel Joins U.S. Led Coalition To ‘Protect Security Of The Persian Gulf’

Israel’s Foreign Minister Israel Katz confirmed on Tuesday that Israel has joined the U.S.-led coalition to secure navigation in the Persian Gulf. According to Y-Net Katz said that he had recently met with a “high ranking persona” from the United Arab Emirates to improve ties between Israel and Arab states and that Israel was determined to […]

Iran warns Israeli regime over illegal presence in Persian Gulf

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi slammed on Friday the US-proposed coalition as a move that only increases to the tensions in the region, saying that the Israeli regime’s presence in this coalition will be deemed as a clear threat both to the security, sovereignty and integrity of the Islamic Republic and the Persian […]

Russia Gains Stranglehold Over Persian Gulf In a potentially catastrophic escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf, Russia plans to use Iran’s ports in Bandar-e-Bushehr and Chabahar as forward military bases for warships and nuclear submarines, guarded by hundreds of Special Forces troops under the guise of ‘military advisers’, and an airbase near Bandar-e-Bushehr as a hub for […]

Will Tanker War In Persian Gulf Become a Shooting War?

In this Sunday, July 21, 2019 photo, two armed members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard inspect a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz by the Guard, in an Iranian port. (Morteza Akhoondi/Mehr News Agency via AP) From the sound of things, the West is gearing up for a possible war with Iran; in reality, […]

Watch: IRGC seizes foreign tanker smuggling fuel in Persian Gulf

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has confiscated a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that was smuggling fuel to some littoral Arab countries. A commander with Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Ramezan Zirahi, told reporters on Sunday that patrols from the IRGC’s Naval District 2 had seized the ship near the […]

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker smuggling fuel in Persian Gulf – state media

The tanker was seized by the Islamic Republic Guard Corps (IRGC), the powerful Iranian paramilitary force. An IRGC commander was cited as saying that the tanker had 700,000 liters of fuel on board. The report said the seven crew members have been arrested by the Iranian authorities. It is the third foreign tanker seized by […]

UN chief expresses concern over rising tensions in Persian Gulf

IRNA – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has repeatedly called on all involved parties to refrain from any actions that may lead to the escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf. Speaking at UN Headquarters, Guterres noted that “I am worried about the rising tensions” in the Persian Gulf. The UN secretary-general underlined that a […]

War Gaming the Persian Gulf Conflict

August 02, 2019 By Blake Archer Williams for The Saker Blog Greetings from Tehran, the “Capital of the free world” (E. Michael Jones). A few days ago, Larry Johnson, a former CIA analyst, had a brief post on Colonel Patrick Lang’s weblog, Sic Semper Tyrannis. Here’s the link: He gave four possible options, and invited the commenters […]

US appears to be seeking a pretext to start Persian Gulf war, Moscow warns, expressing ‘concern’

Russia is deeply worried about recent developments in the Gulf, which risk igniting “a large-scale military confrontation,” a statement by the foreign ministry reads. The US is adding fuel to a smoldering conflict, and is now building up “a naval coalition” tasked with piling military pressure on Tehran. The seizure by the UK of an […]

Iran & Russia To Expand Military Ties, Agree To Hold Joint Drills In Persian Gulf

Iran and Russia have agreed to conduct joint naval drills in the Persian Gulf region by the end of the year. Iranian Naval Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi confirmed that the two countries had reached an agreement about holding drills in the Indian Ocean, Makran waters, Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf. He added […]

Deploying joint European fleet to Persian Gulf sends ‘hostile message’ – Tehran

The idea of deploying a European fleet to patrol the Persian Gulf “sends a hostile message” and is “provocative and will increase tensions,” Ali Rabiei said on Sunday, as cited by Fars News Agency. Security in the region should be maintained by the Gulf nations themselves, not foreign powers, he stressed. Tensions between Iran and […]

No Iranian drone shot down by US forces, aircraft flew over Persian Gulf for hours: IRGC chief

The chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has roundly dismissed as a “big lie” American officials’ claims that US forces may have downed more than one Iranian drone over the Persian Gulf, emphasizing that the Islamic Republic has not lost any unmanned aerial vehicle. “I, hereby, announce officially that no drone belonging to […]

Britain Deploying Third Warship To Persian Gulf Amid Tensions With Iran

The British Ministry of Defence said that the UK is sending a third warship, HMS Kent, to the Persian Gulf amid on going tensions with Iran They also claim that the decision to do so is not related to the current row with Iran. Earlier this month Britain accused Tehran of attempting to seize a […]

US naval coalition build-up in the Persian Gulf – yet another provocation too far

   America’s top General Joseph Dunford this week announced plans for a US-led naval coalition to patrol the Persian Gulf in order to “protect shipping” from alleged Iranian sabotage. The move is but the latest in a series of efforts by the Trump administration to mobilize Arab allies into a more aggressive military stance towards […]

Iran, UK deny seizing British-flagged oil tanker in Persian Gulf

MNA – Iran and UK both have dismissed reports about the seizure of a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. It comes just one day after a general in Tehran threatened to seize a UK ship in retaliation after Royal Marines captured an Iranian supertanker. On Saturday, maritime tracking programs showed British-flagged crude oil […]

Persian Peril: Brinkmanship in the Post-INF Treaty Era

“By sending this signal of massive retaliation, I think Iran may have stopped an American attack on Natanz (nuclear facility) in July, because the United States now knows that any attack against Iran cannot be contained. It will not be a limited action. It will be massive retaliation leading to a full-out war that the […]

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