The Iranian Defence Minister, Amir Hatami, said that the country’s armed forces have acquired three drones capable of carrying bombs, with a range of about 1,500 km. According to Hatami’s statement during the ceremony of delivery of these drones, held in the capital Tehran on 18 April, the drones are able to monitor the movements…

After aggressive statements from the United States to the official Tehran, Iranian authorities deployed dozens of missile systems along the coastline of the entire Strait of Hormuz, threatening the United States with stopping the movement of any ships across the Strait of Hormuz, according TO information from local sources. Tehran’s intentions are very serious, since…

The director of the Swedish company owning the Stena Impero tanker said on Sunday he received information that she could be released on Sunday 22 September. “We learned on Sunday morning that they would release the Stena Impero apparently within the next few hours. We therefore understand that the political decision has been taken to…

The commander of a British warship stationed in the Gulf on Wednesday said that the Iranians’ modus operandi in the Gulf betrayed a desire to “test” the British forces’ “determination”. “The Iranians seem to want to test our determination, test our reactions,” William King, commander of the frigate HMS Montrose, told the BBC. “They will…

Britain on Monday ruled out swapping seized oil tankers with Iran as a second UK warship arrived in the Gulf to conduct convoys that have irritated Tehran. A sense of crisis in the world’s busiest oil shipping lane has been building up for weeks as Iran responds to US President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign….

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the presence of foreign forces would be the main source of tension in the Gulf. Rouhani’s statements came during a meeting with Oman’s foreign minister in Tehran, according to the official presidency website. France, Italy and Denmark gave initial support for a British plan for a European-led…

Iran has released nine of the 12 Indian crew members of a Panamanian flag tanker seized on July 14, the Indian Foreign Ministry announced on Friday. Tehran had accused the ship, the MT Riah, of transporting contraband oil in the context of growing tensions between the Iranian government, the United Kingdom and the United States…

UK warships will accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz in a change of policy after the government earlier said it did not have the resources to protect every ship from Iranian aggression. A British government spokesman said ships passing through the strategically important chokepoint would be accompanied either individually or in a…

The United States shot dead an Iranian drone on Thursday after it approached an American ship in the Strait of Hormuz, the latest incident in a region under high tension for more than two months. It was American President Donald Trump himself who announced that the United States had shot down this Iranian aircraft that…

Iran has seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew smuggling fuel in the Gulf, state television quoted Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as saying on Thursday.The report says the tanker was smuggling fuel from Iranian smugglers to foreign customers and was intercepted south of Iran’s Lark Island in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. ‘A foreign vessel smuggling…