Persian Gulf

A British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero which was seized by the Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday is photographed in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, Saturday, July 20, 2019.
Tasnim News Agency/via AP
July 19, 2019 - 2:45 pm
By Aya Batrawy and Gregory Katz LONDON (AP) — The release Sunday of an audio recording has shed new light on the seizure of a British-flagged tanker at the hands of Iran's Revolutionary Guard as tensions flare in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The audio released by maritime security risk firm...
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U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton gives statements to media in Jerusalem, Sunday, June 23, 2019.
Tsafrir Abayov/AP Photo, Pool
June 23, 2019 - 8:30 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday that Iran should not "mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness," after the U.S. abruptly called off military strikes against Iran in response to the shooting down of an unmanned American surveillance drone. Bolton's...
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New satellite photos released Monday show two oil tankers apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week.
Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP
June 17, 2019 - 9:41 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raising pressure on Europeans trying to save the accord a year after the U.S. withdrawal lit the fuse for the heightened tensions now between Tehran and Washington...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday June 12, 2019, in Washington.
Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo
June 14, 2019 - 10:42 am
UPDATED: 4:00 P.M. By Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the...
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In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic transports cargo to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln during a replenishment-at-sea in the Arabian Sea.
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman/U.S. Navy via AP
May 20, 2019 - 5:00 pm
By Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's atomic program, nuclear officials said Monday, just after President Donald Trump and Iran's foreign minister traded threats and taunts on...
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U.S. Navy
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy via AP
May 20, 2019 - 7:17 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it'll face its "official end," shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight. Iran's foreign minister quickly responded in kind on Twitter with...
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USS Abraham Lincoln sails in the Arabian Sea.
Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur, U.S. Navy via AP
May 19, 2019 - 8:37 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf after attacks on the kingdom's energy sector. Adel al-Jubeir, the minister of state for foreign...
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In this Thursday, May 9, 2019 photo, Aviation Maintenance Administratinman 2nd Class Jason Caldwell observes sunrise on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln while transiting the Suez Canal in Egypt.
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley, U.S. Navy via AP
May 15, 2019 - 1:10 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:15 a.m. The governments of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Norway are formally notifying the United...
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A fishing boat sails in waters off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Monday, May 13, 2019.
Jon Gambrell/AP Photo
May 13, 2019 - 8:35 pm
By Jon Gambrell FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As many as four ships anchored in the Persian Gulf were damaged in what Gulf officials described Monday as a "sabotage" attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. While details of the incident remained unclear, it raised risks for...
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An Emirati coast guard vessel passes an oil tanker off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Monday, May 13, 2019.
Jon Gambrell/AP Photo
May 13, 2019 - 8:16 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on alleged sabotage of ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The owners of a Norwegian-flagged oil tanker say their vessel sustained a hole in its hull from "an unknown object" while off the coast of the United...
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