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US claims seizure of oil supplies bound for Venezuela, Iran contests claim

Iranian ambassador to Venezuela stated that the US claims of seizure of ships belonging to Iran was false and an attempt at “psychological warfare”

US files to seize Iranian shipments en route to Venezuela

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.

Iran strikes US targets Retaliatory attack by Iran heightens tensions with the US

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

Iran confirms strike on US airbase in Iraq

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

Tensions to rise further in West Asia as UK joins US task force to 'protect' tankers Tensions to rise further in West Asia as UK joins US task force to ‘protect’ tankers

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

Iran hits back, seizes UK-flagged tanker Iran hits back, seizes a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz

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

New US sanctions may not hurt Iran much but will jeopardize diplomacy

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

IS US setting the stage for war with Iran?

US president Donald Trump recently announced the country’s decision to designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organisation.

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