Posts Tagged ‘tensions’

US Seizure Of Oil Fields Escalates Tensions In Syria

US Seizure Of Oil Fields Escalates Tensions In Syria Above Photo: Gunter Hartnagel/Flickr The US has deployed hundreds of troops backed by armored vehicles into oil fields located in Syria’s northeastern Deir Ezzor province, where they are reportedly building two new bases. Turkish media have reported that large quantities of construction equipment and materials have been […]

IMF: Global trade tensions deepen Eurozone economy slowdown

by Jim W. Dean, VT Editor,  …with PressTV, Tehran [ Editor’s Note: This was a juicy topic. The EU downturn is partly due to its own foolish moves over sanctions against Russia for “taking over” Crimea when it voted overwhelmingly to rejoin Russian rather than receiving the neo-Nazi treatment from those the EU, US and […]

Toilet rolls & tensions fly high in Barcelona amid fresh rallies in support of jailed pro-independence leaders

   Defying Madrid’s demand to “firmly” keep order, supporters of jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders launched a fresh rally in Barcelona. The protest later turned into scuffles with police and barricades were also set ablaze. The unrest is gripping the Catalan capital, as well as other cities, for the third consecutive day. The mass rallies were […]

Iran showcases downed US drones amid simmering Gulf tensions (PHOTOS)

The exhibition was inaugurated by high-ranking military and government officials on Saturday. Those included Major General Hossein Salami, the chief of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which the US has recently designated as a terrorist group. Salami warned that any nation that attacks Iran will promptly become the “main battlefield” for such a […]

Iran seizes new boat near Strait of Hormuz as tensions spiral

Iran has seized a boat suspected of being used to smuggle fuel and arrested its 11 crew members near a vital oil shipping lane, state television reported on Monday. A naval patrol of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps intercepted the vessel carrying 250,000 liters of fuel near the Strait of Hormuz, state TV’s website said, […]

‘Time has come’: French ministers urge easing of tensions with Russia during key meeting in Moscow

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Defense Minister Florence Parly met with their Russian counterparts in Moscow on Monday, something that has not happened for the past seven years. During the summit, Le Drian conveyed that he wanted to ease tensions with Russia, not only for the sake of improving bilateral ties, but also […]

US Navy test fires 4 submarine-launched ballistic missiles amid Russia tensions

The United States military has test fired four submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), amid an emerging arms race with Russia. The US Navy’s Ohio class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska launched the unarmed Trident II nuclear missiles in the space of three days this week, according to a report by the website The Drive. The […]

Tensions Mount Between Trump, Pence Camps Heading Into 2020 Election

Tensions Mount Between Trump, Pence Camps Heading Into 2020 Election   Source Article from Related Posts How fake news happens: Inside Trump-Pokemon controversy & the media’s desperate bid for attention Hot on the tails of controversy surrounding the newest Pokemon title due to its lack What’s Up With President Trump’s Unannounced Hospital Visit? Source […]

IDF sends artillery to northern border as tensions with Hezbollah rise

The Israel Defense Forces sent artillery and other heavy equipment to the Lebanese border on Saturday, bolstering forces there as it remained on high alert in anticipation of a possible attack from Hezbollah. There was no comment from the IDF, but TV news showed a convoy of transports hauling self-propelled howitzers toward the border. Israel […]

Japan PM seeking to meet with Iran pres. on ME tensions

He said he is seeking to meet and talk with Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session that starts in September, Reuters reported. “Peace and stability in the Middle East directly link to Japan’s national interest,” Abe told a news conference at the end of a three-day international conference on African development. […]

Italian PM Conte resigning amid tensions in coalition

Conte said he would step down on Tuesday, following a move last week by Salvini, who also serves as interior minister, to back out of a ruling coalition, plunging Italy into political turmoil. “Salvini’s decision [to call time on the coalition] is serious, it has relevant consequences for the economic and social life of the […]

Pakistan observes ‘Black Day’ as tensions with India over Kashmir boil over

Pakistan has observed a “Black Day” to coincide with India’s Independence Day celebration as tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors boil over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. More than 1,000 people marched through Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Thursday. They held black flags and shouted slogans against India’s rule over the Muslim-majority region “As long […]

Gibraltar says it seeks to de-escalate tensions over Iranian tanker

MNA – Gibraltar said on Tuesday it was seeking to de-escalate issues arising over the Iranian-owned oil tanker that was unlawfully seized last month off its coasts. We continue to seek to de-escalate issues arising since the detention of Grace 1, a spokesman for Gibraltar was quoted as saying by Reuters. The current detention order […]

US resorting to threadbare policies to foment tensions in region: Jahangiri

“The US is still resorting to its deceitful strategy of creating instability and insecurity [in the Persian Gulf] to increase its presence in the region,” Jahangiri said on Monday at the first Caspian Economic Forum, which is underway in Turkmenistan’s Awaza. However, Jahangiri added, Washington’s threadbare policy of Iranophobia has long been hampered by the […]

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 […]

Envoy: De-escalating Iran-UK tensions requires major efforts

IRNA – Iranian Ambassador to London in a message criticized the UK foreign secretary’s stance against Tehran, saying de-escalating tensions needs major efforts. “During Foreign Secy Hunt’s tenure, the UK’s Iran policy was an abject failure; increasing tension and culminating in confrontation in the Persian Gulf after the UK’s illegal confiscation of Iranian oil,” Hamid […]

Iran allegedly test fires ballistic missile amid increased tensions with US, UK: media

2019-07-26 Iran has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile on Friday, Fox News television channel reported citing an unnamed senior official in the US administration. According to Fox News, Shahab-3 ballistic missile was launched in the early hours on July 25 from the southern part of Iran and, after covering a distance of about 960 kilometers […]

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 […]

European parties to Iran deal urge dialog, end to tensions

Press TV – France Britain, and Germany have called for the resumption of dialog and an end to the escalation over Iran’s nuclear deal, amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran. The three European countries made the plea in a joint statement issued on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the conclusion of the Iran nuclear deal, officially […]

Envoy: Macron able to play major role in deescalating tensions

IRNA – Iranian Ambassador to France Bahram Qasemi emphasized the fact that diplomacy and negotiations have always been important in Iran’s foreign policy, saying French President Emmanuel Macron can play major role in reducing current tensions. In a Twitter message released at the same time when Macron’s senior diplomatic aide Emmanuel Bonne is in Tehran, […]

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