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US Navy mocks Iran in meme for attacking fake, wooden US aircraft carrier

PortandTerminal.com, July 30, 2020 Fake it until you make it. Iranian speedboats, missiles, commandos and helicopter-borne rockets overwhelm a fake U.S. aircraft carrier in a sad display designed for home audience DUBAI – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) recently set up a replica of a U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz and used it as a …

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Iran struggles to buy food in a world wary of touching its money

Women wearing protective face masks shop at a bazaar following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease

REUTERS, JULY 30, 2020 LONDON/SAO PAULO/SEOUL (Reuters) – Iran, creaking under the impact of U.S. sanctions, a collapse in oil sales and a severe COVID-19 epidemic, is scrambling to buy food and medicine to avoid a supply crunch. But it’s a struggle. Despite such supplies being exempt from sanctions, banks and governments are reluctant to transfer or take Iranian money …

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Was there an oil pipeline explosion in Iran yesterday or not? Conflicting reports.

Screen grab. Flames. Smoke. Desert

PortandTerminal.com, July 18, 2020 UPDATE: JULY 19, 2020 12:11 UTC – TankerTrackers.com is reporting that they see NO evidence on satellite imagery of the pipeline blast in Iran widely reported in media yesterday. If they are correct, then yesterday’s reports add another layer of mystery to the recent string of verified mysterious explosions in Iran. We will be updating this …

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Rouhani warns 25 million infected as Iran reimposes restrictions

An Iranian woman and her son wearing a protective face mask walks the street

REUTERS, JULY 18, 2020 An estimated 30% of Iran’s 82 million citizens have been infected by the coronavirus according to Iranian President Rouhani. (Reuters) – President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that 25 million Iranians have been infected with the coronavirus and that another 35 million were at risk of acquiring it as Iran reimposed restrictions in the capital and …

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Seven ships ablaze at Port of Bushehr in latest of Iran’s mystery fires. VIDEO

Ships. Smoke. Cars. People

REUTERS, JULY 15, 2020 Seven ships catch fire in Iranian port of Bushehr – latest in string of suspicious incidents — “occurred at various strategically important facilities, including military, nuclear and industrial sites across the country since late June” (Reuters) – At least seven ships have caught fire at Iran’s Bushehr port, the Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday, in …

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Extreme Logistics: Watch a massive Iranian submarine being moved by road

Screen grab. Submarine on flatbed truck

PortandTerminal.com, July 8, 2020 DUBAI – A video of one of Iran’s three Kilo-class submarines being transported by truck was posted to social media today and is being reported on in Iranian media. Kilo-class subs are diesel-electric attack submarines designed and built in the Soviet Union for the Soviet Navy and were built up until the mid-1990s. Iran bought three Kilo-Class submarines from Russia (known as Tareq-class …

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Iran was ready to attack U.S. commercial ships if Venezuela-bound tankers stopped

Tanker on fire

REUTERS, JUNE 13, 2020 DUBAI – An Iranian news agency close to the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday Iran’s naval forces were preparing to target U.S. commercial vessels in the Gulf last month in case U.S. forces interfered with Venezuela-bound Iranian oil tankers. Iran sent a flotilla of five tankers of fuel to gasoline-starved ally Venezuela in May, and …

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Iran Navy Deadly Friendly Fire Incident. New Photos and Video

Remains of a destroyed Iranian navy warship. Black smoke

PortandTerminal.com, May 11, 2020 One Iranian warship accidentally struck another with a missile during a live-fire exercise on the weekend, killing 19 sailors and wounding 15 others, Iran’s navy said on Monday TEHRAN, IRAN – New information and photos have been released about the deadly live-fire mishap in Iran that was announced today. Iranian media reported that the support ship …

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Will Oil Become a Weapon of Choice for Iran?

Photo of an oil refinery

Bloomberg, January 5, 2020 (Bloomberg Opinion) – Events in 2019 served as a reminder for just how vulnerable the world’s oil supply is, and Iran was usually blamed as the culprit for attacks on ships, pipelines and processing plants in the Middle East. But the knock-on effects blew over quickly in a world that appeared oblivious to the geopolitics of oil. Now …

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