Tag Archives: Iran

BBC News – Iranian warships ‘to sail close to US maritime border’

Iranian warships in the Atlantic Ocean are to sail close to US maritime borders for the first time, a senior naval commander has said. Iranian media quoted Adm Afshin Rezayee Haddad as saying the deployment was a response to US vessels in the Gulf. The fleet consists of a destroyer and a helicopter-carrying supply ship. […]

Commander: Iranian Drones Track, Record Video of US Warships in Persian Gulf – Farsnews (Iran)

TEHRAN (FNA)- Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy for Operations Admiral Siyavash Jarreh reiterated the country’s naval power in the Persian Gulf, and said the Navy’s drones have tracked, photographed and recorded videos of US warships in the waterway several times. “Our drones have repeatedly shown up atop the US warships, taken photos, recorded videos […]

Iranian warships travel to Atlantic Ocean for the first time – UPI.com

Iranian warships headed for the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday to protect the country’s cargo ships and oil tankers, navy officials said. “Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran is among the most important countries that takes responsibility for the security of the vessels which pass through the Gulf of Aden and Bab el-Mandeb strait,” Iranian naval commander […]

Man Arrested for Attempted Transfer of F-35 Data to Iran | Defense News | defensenews.com

A man was arrested on charges of attempting to ship technical data from the F-35 joint strike fighter to Iran, according to the US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Mozaffar Khazaee was arrested Jan. 9 at Newark International Airport in New Jersey after the first leg of a trip to Tehran. Khazaee, who became […]

No interest in US-style Gulf security role, says minister

India’s foreign minister said the country had no interest in filling the breach if Washington decided to reduce its military footprint in the Gulf, and cautioned that the region would not be well-served by turning to other Asian powers, like China… India plans to spend $100bn in the next 10 years to modernise its mostly […]

Iranian oil tankers signal export willingness

Iran’s oil tanker fleet started enabled vessel tracking systems in a signal to customers that it’s ready to return to world markets barely 48 hours after Tehran agreed on an interim deal on November 24 to restrict its nuclear program in return for sanctions relief, Thomson Reuters data revealed. Before the deal’s announcement in Geneva, […]

Iran oil exports limited to 1 million barrels a day under nuclear accord | The National

Iran’s crude oil sales will still be limited to about 1 million barrels a day under international sanctions that remain in force as part of the nuclear accord reached in Geneva today, according to the White House. Iran’s crude exports have fallen 60 per cent since the beginning of 2012, depriving the country of more […]