Iranian ambassador to Venezuela stated that the US claims of seizure of ships belonging to Iran was false and an attempt at “psychological warfare”
Federal prosecutors have alleged that the shipments being made are done at the behest of the IRGC, an organization included in the US terror list.
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei has called the move a “slap in the face for US” and has demanded the end of US presence in the region
The attack on US airbase Ain al-Assad is seen as the first retaliatory measure after the assassination of Qassem Soleimani on Friday January 3 by the US
The UK’s decision to join the US in patrolling the Strait of Hormuz is ironic considering that the latest round of seizure of tankers began with its marines taking over Iran’s Grace I in the first week of July
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp seized the UK-flagged ship, Stena Impero, accusing it of being in violation of international maritime rules. The vessel allegedly hit a fishing boat and ignored the distress signal
The sanctions on Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei and the leadership of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp may be largely symbolic in nature but upcoming measures against foreign minister Javad Zarif could hit attempts at talks