UK warship aimed guns at Iran ships challenging tanker

UK warship aimed guns at Iran ships challenging tanker

by WorldTribune Staff, July 11, 2019 The British warship HMS Montrose on July 10 trained its guns on Iranian ships which UK authorities say were impeding a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. “Contrary to international law, three Iranian vessels attempted to impede the passage of a commercial vessel, British Heritage, through the […]

Dunford: U.S. assembling coalition to protect shipping in Persian Gulf

Dunford: U.S. assembling coalition to protect shipping in Persian Gulf

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2019 The United States plans to form a military coalition “that would ensure freedom of navigation both in the Straits of Hormuz and Bab al-Mandab,” the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said on July 9. The U.S. is “engaging now with a number of countries” who could […]

U.S. warns airlines about flight paths near Iran; Bolton sets ‘security talks’ in Israel

U.S. warns airlines about flight paths near Iran; Bolton sets ‘security talks’ in Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, June 21, 2019 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on June 20 issued an emergency order banning U.S. airlines from flying in an overwater area of Iran-controlled airspace following Teheran’s downing of an American unmanned surveillance drone. Meanwhile, the White House announced that national security adviser John Bolton will travel to Israel during […]

‘Sophisticated and coordinated’ attack on 4 tankers seen mounted by ‘state actor’

‘Sophisticated and coordinated’ attack on 4 tankers seen mounted by ‘state actor’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 7, 2019 The attack last month on four oil tankers off the UAE coast was a “sophisticated and coordinated” operation carried out by a “state actor,” officials for Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Norway told the UN Security Council. On May 12, two Saudi oil tankers and a Norwegian ship were […]

‘Bullied’: Iran sends message as Gulf states suffer oil tanker sabotage

‘Bullied’: Iran sends message as Gulf states suffer oil tanker sabotage

by WorldTribune Staff, May 17, 2019 U.S. intelligence agencies believe Iran-backed terror proxies, or those sympathetic to Iran, are behind the attacks on four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Reuters reported that a U.S. government source said American security analysts believe Iran gave its “blessing” to tanker attacks which hit […]

Report: Iran tested ballistic missile days before U.S. reimposed sanctions

Report: Iran tested ballistic missile days before U.S. reimposed sanctions

by WorldTribune Staff, August 12, 2018 A U.S. spy satellite detected an Iranian ballistic missile test last week. The test of the anti-ship Fateh-110 Mod 3 flew over 100 miles on a flight path over the Strait of Hormuz to a test range in the Iranian desert, U.S. officials said on Aug. 10. It was […]

Iran’s Rouhani advised Trump not to incite the ‘mother of all wars’

Iran’s Rouhani advised Trump not to incite the ‘mother of all wars’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 22, 2018 As renewed U.S. sanctions loom and Iran’s economy staggers, President Hassan Rouhani on July 22 warned President Donald Trump that the U.S. shouldn’t “play with the lion’s tail, this would only lead to regret.” “America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war […]

Iran warns it would ‘not hesitate to bring down’ U.S. spy planes

Iran warns it would ‘not hesitate to bring down’ U.S. spy planes

by WorldTribune Staff, September 5, 2017 The commander of Iran’s air defense force said Teheran warned away two U.S. spy aircraft in recent months and “would not hesitate” to shoot down such craft in the future. Brig. Gen. Farzad Esmaili said an unmanned U.S. RQ-4 drone was diverted near Iranian air space on Aug. 26. […]

More tension in the Persian Gulf as Iran gunboat takes aim at U.S. helicopter

More tension in the Persian Gulf as Iran gunboat takes aim at U.S. helicopter

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2016 An Iranian gunboat pointed its loaded machine gun at a U.S. Navy helicopter flying over the Gulf of Hormuz on Nov. 25, U.S. defense officials said. In the latest of a series of incidents between Iranian and American forces in and around the Persian Gulf, the officials told Fox […]

U.S. Navy patrol ship fires warning shots at Iran fast-attack boats

U.S. Navy patrol ship fires warning shots at Iran fast-attack boats

by WorldTribune Staff, August 26, 2016 A U.S. Cyclone class patrol ship on Aug. 25 fired warning shots after Iranian fast-attack boats “harassed” the American vessel in waters north of the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy said. The USS Squall “resorted to firing three warning shots from their 50-caliber gun, which caused the Iranian vessel […]