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U.S. warships will be destroyed if they threaten Iran in Gulf: Guards Chief

An Iranian navy warship test fires a new long-range missile

REUTERS, APRIL 24, 2020 Iran takes the bait and responds to President Trump’s “shoot them down” threat predictably DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will destroy U.S. warships if its security is threatened in the Gulf, the head of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards told state TV on Thursday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump warned Tehran over “harassment” of U.S. vessels. …

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Iran Won’t Target Strait of Hormuz Over Soleimani’s Killing. Analysts Believe

Satellite image of the Strait of Hormuz

Reuters, January 13, 2020 By Luke Baker LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Iran is unlikely to block the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s busiest oil-shipping channel, in reprisal for the killing of Qassem Soleimani for fear of aggravating its Gulf allies and China, regional analysts said on Monday. Tehran has long threatened to block the waterway between Iran and Oman …

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Risk to shipping increases in Middle East with U.S. attack on top Iranian commander

Oil tanker in the hazy distance being attended to by tugboat

January 3, 2020 by Bloomberg By Brian Wingfield and Firat Kayakiran (Bloomberg) –The risk to shipping in the Persian Gulf region is set to rise following a U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed a top Iranian commander, just months after spiking to record levels on heightened geopolitical risk. The attack, for which Iran has vowed retaliation, escalates tensions in a region that exports …

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Maritime Image of the Day: “Warships transiting Strait of Hormuz”

Satellite photo showing a large number of small boats escorting several larger vessels

PortandTerminal.com, December 28, 2019 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Today’s “Maritime Image of the Day” is a satellite photo showing what the US Navy confirms were “multiple small Iranian boats” running alongside the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and other ships from her strike group. USS Abraham Lincoln in foreground with escort vessel in background (File photo) The image, which was taken by …

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Iran seizes ship with Filipino crew for alleged fuel smuggling in Gulf

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 / 8:19 AM  DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s coast guard has seized a foreign tugboat suspected of smuggling fuel in the Gulf and detained its 12 Filipino crew members, state television reported on Saturday. It said the tugboat was carrying nearly 284,000 litres of diesel. The report did not say what national flag the vessel was flying. …

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Australia to join US military effort to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz

Photo of Australian Navy Frigate in front of Sydney Opera House

PortandTerminal.com, August 21, 2019 Australian forces will make a “modest, meaningful and time-limited” contribution to a United States-led mission in the Strait of Hormuz aimed at protecting freedom of navigation in the Gulf region. CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – Australia has decided to join the United States-led mission to ensure freedom of navigation and safe passage through the Strait of Hormuz amid …

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How much firepower has the US moved into the Gulf?

PortandTerminal.com, August 14, 2019 The United States has been steadily moving in military firepower into the Gulf region in response to the escalating tensions and recent ship seizures by Iran WASHINGTON – The current tensions between the United States and Iran in the Persian Gulf region have led the US Navy to boost its firepower in the region. There are …

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Germany Rules Out Joining U.S.-Led Hormuz Mission

July 31, 2019 by Reuters By Joanna Plucinska and Paul Carrel WARSAW/BERLIN, July 31 (Reuters) – Germany will not participate in a U.S.-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz as it wants to ease tensions with Iran, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday. The United States had asked Germany to join France and Britain in a mission to secure shipping …

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