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Iran Says It Has Seized Another Oil Tanker in Persian Gulf

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Iran seized a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, state television reported on Sunday, the third time Tehran has reported detaining a tanker in the last month as the United States applies its campaign of “maximum [...]

Wary of Trump’s Hard Line on Iran, Europeans Decline to Join Escorts in Gulf

BRUSSELS — With tensions rising with Iran, the United States and Britain have been shopping for European support to bolster patrols in the Persian Gulf around the Strait of Hormuz, a vital passage way for global oil supplies. But [...]

Iran Links British Seizure of Oil Tanker to Ailing Nuclear Deal

BRUSSELS — Iran for the first time tied the British seizure of an Iranian oil tanker to the ailing nuclear deal on Sunday, calling it illegal and a violation of the agreement. By making that link, Iran appeared to be trying to press the [...]

Iran Claims to Have Arrested and Sentenced to Death U.S. Spies

LONDON — Iran said on Monday that it had arrested 17 Iranian citizens on charges of spying for the United States and had already sentenced some to death, Iranian and Western news media reported. At a news conference in Tehran, an [...]

‘If You Obey, You Will Be Safe’: Audio Emerges of Iran and U.K. Exchanges Before Tanker Is Seized

LONDON — A British warship tried without success to stop Iran’s seizure on Friday of an oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz, an audio recording of the episode released on Sunday shows, underscoring the perils to Persian Gulf shipping [...]

U.S. to send troops to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions

U.S. President Donald Trump | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Deployment to protect from ’emergent, credible threats,’ Pentagon said. By Laura Kayali 7/20/19, 12:03 PM CET The United States is deploying military personnel and equipment [...]

U.K. warns of ‘serious consequences’ over British oil tanker seized by Iran

France, Germany and the United Kingdom urged Iran to release a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf, amid escalating tensions between Tehran and the West. “Yesterday’s action in Gulf shows worrying signs Iran may be choosing a [...]

Democrats want to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal. It’s not that simple.

Former Vice President Joe Biden discusses his foreign policy in New York. The 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful said he would return to the Iran nuclear agreement only if the Islamic Republic is back in compliance. | Spencer Platt/Getty [...]

U.K. Warns Tankers to Stay Out of Strait of Hormuz After Iran Seizes Ship

LONDON — Britain on Saturday warned ships to stay out of the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial shipping route for the world’s oil supplies, as the government pressed Iran to release a British-owned oil tanker seized the previous evening, [...]

Iran Seizes Two Tankers in Persian Gulf, Britain Says

LONDON — Iran seized two ships in the Persian Gulf, the British government said Friday, in the latest episode in three months of escalating tensions between Iran and the West. Britain’s foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said that [...]