Trump is sanctioning Iran's top diplomat and it will likely make it harder to avoid military conflict

2019-08-01 08:54

Zarif spearheaded the negotiations with the Obama administration on the 2015 nuclear deal, which President Donald Trump withdrew the US from in 2018.

'If you obey, you will be safe.' Iran released dramatic video of its forces seizing a British tanker and the crew it interrogated

2019-07-22 21:10

The crew of Britain's Stena Impero is safe and in good health, Iran insists, but the company has been unable to contact them.

Iran detains 17 citizens accused of spying for the CIA, and says they were given 'tempting promises' of jobs and money in the US

2019-07-22 14:30

The announcement comes as nuclear and military tensions between Tehran and the West continue to mount after two British-linked ships were seized.

Iran reportedly seized 2 British tankers on Friday in a major escalation against the US and UK

2019-07-19 21:56

Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz in what appears to be a retaliation for Britain's seizure of an Iranian ship this month.

Iran says it seized a 'foreign vessel' smuggling a million litres of fuel in the Strait of Hormuz

2019-07-18 14:48

The capture, reported by the state-run Mehr news agency, comes days after a UAE-based tanker was reported missing in the same area.

How the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow stretch of water where ships transport R16 billion worth of oil every day, is at the heart of spiraling tensions with Iran

2019-07-12 18:29

The US blames Iran for two tanker explosions and a drone shooting near the Strait of Hormuz. Some 21 million barrels of oil pass through it every day.

Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims

2019-07-11 08:23

"Threats to international freedom of navigation require an international solution," a Defense Department spokesman said to INSIDER.

An Iranian tanker took a 22,000km detour around Africa 'to avoid being caught'

2019-07-05 15:21

Iran's tanker was seized in Gibraltar, where authorities say they had reason to believe that it was violating sanctions by bringing oil to Syria.

Iran's president said the Trump administration is 'afflicted with mental retardation,' turning their conflict increasingly personal

2019-06-25 12:17

Rouhani ridiculed the Trump administration in a live broadcast on Tuesday. It came after the US issued targeted sanctions on Iran's Supreme Leader.

Trump's most dovish advisers win out on Iran as the president replays the 'maximum pressure strategy' he used against North Korea

2019-06-24 14:25

Last week Trump ordered then abruptly cancelled an airstrike against military targets in Iran after Tehran downed a US drone.


Iran releases awkward video purporting to show seized British tanker crew cooking on board 3 days after they were captured

2019-07-23 13:43

The footage appears to be Tehran's attempts to prove that the 23 crew members on board the British-flagged Stena Impero are in "good health."

Iran is squirrelling millions of barrels of crude oil in Chinese ports to avoid breaching US sanctions

2019-07-22 18:59

Iran is safely storing its crude and freeing up its tankers, while China can tap the stockpile if supply is disrupted or sanctions end.

A radio recording reveals the exchange between a Royal Navy frigate and Iranian armed forces vessels moments before a UK tanker was seized

2019-07-21 12:30

Iranian forces seized the UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday. There were 23 crew members aboard the ship.

Trump says a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone that flew dangerously close

2019-07-19 09:36

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the USS Boxer shot down and "immediately destroyed" an Iranian drone near the Strait of Hormuz.

Russia is joining forces with Europe to rescue the Iran nuclear deal that Trump abandoned

2019-07-18 12:06

Iran has been expressing frustration with the other parties who signed the 2015 deal at not helping Iran after the US-imposed sanctions.

Rate cuts are coming — the rand and markets are ecstatic

2019-07-11 11:16

Stocks climbed on Thursday after US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell strongly hinted the central bank will cut rates this month.

Iran breaches uranium enrichment limit set under 2015 pact

2019-07-07 13:17

Iran has said it will pursue nuclear talks with European nations in the coming days, and that the US could join if it removes sanctions.

Iran's president trolls nuclear deal signatories after breaching uranium stockpile limit: 'If you want to express regret and issue a statement, you can do it now'

2019-07-03 14:18

EU powers on Tuesday said they "regret" Iran's decision to breach its nuclear stockpile limit. Hassan Rouhani also vowed to increase the stockpile.

Trump calls on China, and the world, to protect their own ships from Iran

2019-06-24 16:46

While the US has become the world's top energy exporter thanks to a boom in fracking, it still imports more than 30,000 barrels of oil a month from countries in the Middle East.

Iran says that US cyberattacks — said to be Trump's preferred retaliation — didn't work

2019-06-24 12:23

Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, an Iranian minister, said the US was devoting "a lot of effort" to attacking Iran, but was yet to achieve anything.

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