Tensions rose even higher on Friday in the Gulf region where Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said Friday that it has impounded a British-flagged oil tanker, the second foreign vessel seized by the Guards this week. The IRGC said in a July 19 statement that it had “confiscated” the tanker at the request of Hormozgan…

Two unidentified drones bombed a part of a base belonging to the Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units), a coalition of Shia militias mainly supported by Iran, in northern Iraq in early Friday, July 19. Several people were killed, according to military reports and Iraqi media. Two unmanned aerial vehicles dropped explosives on a camp frequented…

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…

United States President Donald Trump on Sunday warned the Iranian regime that it better be careful after Tehran announced that it has increased its uranium enrichment above the limit set by the regime’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. When asked about Iran on Sunday, President Trump told reporters, “Iran better be careful.” The Iranian…

Глава МИД Ирана Мохаммад Джавад Зариф заявил, что президент США Дональд Трамп заблуждается, говоря, что война с Ираном не продлилась бы долго. В среду в интервью телеканалу Fox Business Трамп выразил надежду, что между США и Ираном не будет войны, но подчеркнул, что такой вооруженный конфликт не продлился бы долго. “Дональд Трамп, заблуждения ставят под…

Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, where he signed the order, Mr. Trump described the sanctions as hard-hitting and said they would deny Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and others access to financial instruments. “We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran,” the president said. He said he was…

The Iranian regime has once again warned Washington that any attack on its territory will have devastating consequences for US interests in the region. “Firing a bullet at Iran will seriously harm the interests of the United States and its allies in the region,” said Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi, spokesman for the Iranian Army Summit….

Iranian officials told Reuters on Friday that Tehran had received a message from US President Donald Trump through Oman overnight warning that a US attack on Iran was imminent. They spoke shortly after the New York Times reported that Trump had approved military strikes against Iran on Friday in retaliation for the downing of a…

Russia will commence delivering its advanced S-400 anti-aircraft missile defense system to Turkey next year, a report says, much to the ire of Ankara’s NATO allies, particularly the United States. On Tuesday, the Interfax news agency cited Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport as announcing the news, adding that the state intermediary agency would also switch…