Strait of Hormuz

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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President Donald Trump says a US ship "destroyed" an Iranian drone on Thursday.
Alex Brandon/AP via CNN
July 18, 2019 - 5:29 pm
By Zachary Cohen, Kevin Liptak, Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, CNN (CNN) -- President Donald Trump said Thursday that the USS Boxer downed an Iranian drone that came within 1,000 yards of the Navy ship and ignored "multiple calls to stand down" -- marking yet another escalation in the already tense...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Washington.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
June 21, 2019 - 9:40 am
UPDATED: 2:20 p.m. By Deb Reichmann and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. was "cocked and loaded" to retaliate against Iran for downing an unmanned American surveillance drone, but he canceled the strikes 10 minutes before they were to...
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The Panama-flagged, Japanese owned oil tanker Kokuka Courageous, that the U.S. Navy says was damaged by a limpet mine, is anchored off Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, during a trip organized by the Navy for journalists, Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
Fay Abuelgasim/AP Photo
June 20, 2019 - 8:13 am
By Nasser Karimi and jon Gambrell, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, though they disputed...
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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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