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Iran threatens retaliation against the UK after an Iranian tanker is boarded and seized at the request of the US, for smuggling oil to Syria. A tirade of condescending rhetoric from Tehran, including more assertions that the US aborted the air strike as a result of fear of Iran’s military capabilities.
Numerous analysis articles and essays. The folly of Iran’s escalation game is not going unnoticed.
John Bolton on Twitter: “Excellent news: UK has detained the supertanker Grace I laden with Iranian oil bound for Syria in violation of EU sanctions. America & our allies will continue to prevent regimes in Tehran & Damascus from profiting off this illicit trade.”
John Bolton told Breitbart News this week that Trump is considering canceling the remaining sanctions waivers Iran enjoys.
Iran called the British ambassador to its foreign ministry last night to explain why the Royal Marines had impounded one of its oil tankers in Gibraltar.The authorities on Gibraltar said that the Grace 1, a Panama-flagged tanker, was transporting crude oil to the Banyas oil refinery in Syria, contra
The British navy’s seizure of the tanker transporting Iranian oil to Syria heightened tensions surrounding the unraveling Iran nuclear deal and the safety of shipping in the Persian Gulf.
Iran has summoned the British ambassador in Tehran as the regime fumes after Britain seized an Iranian tanker on Thursday believed to be violating the European Union sections by providing crude oil to the Syrian regime.
Gibraltar detained the supertanker Grace 1 after a request by the United States to Britain, acting Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said on Thursday.
The seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar was illegal, says Iran.
Iran’s intelligence minister has said Tehran and Washington could hold talks only if the United States ended its sanctions and Iran’s top authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, gave his approval, state news agency IRNA reported on Thursday.
Iran will only negotiate with the U.S. if the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei agrees to it, a minister said.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has mocked EU foreign policy as being little more than verbal posturing. “If you want to express regret and issue a statement, you can do it now”, he said Wednesday, after Iran announced it would violate an EU-backed nucle…
In a lengthy email exchange with the Times, he takes on his critics and muses about the future — for the nuclear deal and for himself.
An advisor to the President of Iran tweeted at President Trump on Wednesday, threatening to unseat him if he didn’t “listen to Tucker Carlson.”
Iran’s intelligence minister says Trump called off strike after downing of US drone because he was scared of Iran’s military power.
Earlier, Iran downed a US military surveillance drone flying over Hormozgan Province after it violated the country’s airspace. US Central Command insists that the UAV was shot down while operating over international waters in the Strait of Hormuz.
The US in May 2018 withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) treaty in which Iran promised they would no longer enrich uranium stockpiles in return for the end of sanctions. Since then, hostilities have arisen between the US and Iran following attacks on oil tankers off of Iran’s coast, which Washington blames on Tehran.
As Iran and the U.S. trade cyber blows, a new warning shows that the online fight is likely to go on.
Hardliners in Tehran might underestimate Washington’s reluctance to fight while overestimating their control at home.
Tighter new U.S. sanctions have proven more punishing than Iran’s leaders expected, driving Tehran to hit back militarily and breach limits it had agreed to put on its nuclear program.
Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian most closely associated with the 2015 pact, is under fire both at home and in Washington, which is weighing sanctions on him.
“It is undeniably clear that the JCPOA gives Iran a largely undeterred pathway to acquiring nuclear weapons in the future.”
Tehran has been signaling through its behavior over the past year that it does not want to leave the JCPOA because any other option will be worse from its point of view.