Latest Iran government News

The Latest: Iran says it twice warned aggressive US drones

Jul. 20, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 7 p.m. Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard has recently issued two warnings to aggressive U.S. drones. The Saturday report quotes...

Iran says its seizure of British ship a 'reciprocal' move

Jul. 20, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A powerful council in Iran said Saturday the country's seizure of a British oil tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz was in response to Britain's role in impounding an Iranian supertanker two weeks earlier. Spokesman of Iran's Guardian Council, Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, was quoted in...

Iran's seizure of UK tanker in Gulf seen as escalation

Jul. 19, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker Friday and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, intensifying tensions in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint between Tehran and the West. The seizing of the British tanker marked perhaps the most significant...

The Latest: Central Command says US intensifying air patrols

Jul. 19, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 2:10 a.m. U.S. Central Command says the U.S. has intensified air patrols over the Strait of Hormuz in response to the Iranian seizure of a British tanker. A Central Command spokesman, Lt. Col....

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has seized British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Jul. 19, 2019 2:08 PM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has seized British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz .

Iran's Revolutionary Guard releases video it claims proves U.S. warship didn't destroy Iranian drone near Persian Gulf.

Jul. 19, 2019 12:53 PM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard releases video it claims proves U.S. warship didn't destroy Iranian drone near Persian Gulf. .

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Jul. 18, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and...

Iran FM not giving up hope tensions with US can be resolved

Jul. 18, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran and the United States were only "a few minutes away from a war" after Iran shot down an American spy drone last month, Iran's foreign minister said Thursday, but the diplomat said he remains hopeful that escalating tensions might somehow be resolved. In a wide-ranging discussion with...

Iran state TV: Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker, crew

Jul. 18, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Thursday its Revolutionary Guard seized a foreign oil tanker and its crew of 12 for smuggling fuel out of the country, and hours later released video showing the vessel to be a United Arab Emirates-based ship that had vanished in Iranian waters over the weekend....

The Latest: Iran shows seized fuel tanker matches UAE ship

Jul. 18, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between U.S and Iran (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Iran's state TV English-language channel has released video of a ship seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces accused of smuggling fuel out of the country. The Press TV report showed...