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Britain weighs response to Iran Gulf crisis with few good options

Jul 22 2019

DUBAI/LONDON Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday, with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago. | Video

Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one

Jul 20 2019

LONDON/DUBAI Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route. | Video

Iran says it seized British tanker, denies U.S. brought down drone

Jul 20 2019

DUBAI/WASHINGTON Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washington's assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week, as tensions in the Gulf region rose again. | Video

WRAPUP 1-Washington, Tehran at odds over whether U.S. downed Iranian drone

Jul 19 2019

DUBAI/WASHINGTON, July 19 The United States and Iran were at odds on Friday about a U.S. assertion that its Navy had brought down an Iranian drone in the Gulf, with Tehran showing video footage that it said disproved the incident even happened.

Iran dismisses Trump report that U.S. Navy downed 'provocative' drone

Jul 19 2019

DUBAI Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. Navy has destroyed one of its drones, saying all of its unmanned planes were accounted for, amid growing international concern that both sides could blunder into a war in the Gulf.

Iran rejects Trump report that U.S. Navy downed "provocative" drone

Jul 19 2019

* Tanker attacks near oil chokepoint https://tmsnrt.rs/2FESiH4

U.S., Iran send conflicting signals on their disputes

Jul 16 2019

WASHINGTON/DUBAI Iran and the United States sent mixed signals on Tuesday about resolving their disputes as Iran's supreme leader threatened to further breach the 2015 nuclear deal while the U.S. president cited "a lot of progress."

Iran ready to talk if U.S. lifts sanctions, Pompeo skeptical

Jul 14 2019

DUBAI/PARIS Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Sunday. | Video

Iran calls on Britain to release seized oil tanker immediately

Jul 12 2019

DUBAI Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman told state news agency IRNA. | Video

Iranians despair over nuclear deal confrontation

Jul 08 2019

DUBAI Iran's decision to further challenge the United States by boosting its uranium enrichment beyond limits in its 2015 nuclear deal has deepened fears among Iranians that their country will remain in crisis mode over the long term.

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