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Iran appoints new navy chief

Aug. 17, 2021 07:37 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s top leader appointed a new chief for the country’s navy, state media reported Tuesday. The official IRNA news agency said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed Adm. Shahram Irani as the new navy chief under the country's...

New Iran president calls Macron about stalled nuclear talks

Aug. 09, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In his first phone call to a Western leader, the new president of Iran asked his French counterpart Monday to help secure Iran's “rights” in now-stalled talks to revive Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Ebrahim Raisi, the hard-line cleric...

US and G7 blame Iran for deadly attack on tanker off Oman

Aug. 06, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military and the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations on Friday accused Iran of being behind last week’s deadly attack on an oil tanker in the Arabian Sea. The U.S. Central Command said it had collected and analyzed substantial...

Iran swears in new hard-line president amid regional tension

Aug. 05, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The protégé of Iran’s supreme leader, Ebrahim Raisi, was sworn in as the country's new president during a ceremony in parliament on Thursday, an inauguration that completes hard-liners’ dominance of all branches of government in the Islamic Republic. ...

British navy group: Hijackers have left vessel off UAE coast

Aug. 04, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The hijackers who captured a vessel off the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman left the ship Wednesday, the British navy reported, as radio traffic appeared to reveal a crew member onboard saying Iranian gunmen had stormed the asphalt tanker. ...

Israel talks Iran with envoys from Security Council states

Aug. 04, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel summoned Wednesday ambassadors of U.N. Security Council member states and urged for action against Iran following last week’s drone strike off the coast of Oman on a merchant vessel linked to an Israeli billionaire. A joint statement by the...

Group run by British navy: Hijackers have left targeted vessel off the United Arab Emirates' coast in Gulf of Oman

Aug. 04, 2021 01:21 AM EDT
FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Group run by British navy: Hijackers have left targeted vessel off the United Arab Emirates' coast in Gulf of Oman.

British navy group: 'Potential hijack' of ship off UAE coast

Aug. 04, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British navy warned of a “potential hijack” of a ship off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman on Tuesday, though the circumstances remained unclear. The incident comes amid heightened tensions between...

Israeli defense chief: Alleged Iran attack an 'escalation'

Aug. 02, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister said Monday that Iran's alleged attack on a merchant ship in the Arabian Sea last week was "a stepping-up of the escalation” of hostilities by Iran, and called for international action. Benny Gantz addressed Israel's...

US, UK and Israel blame Iran for ship attack; Tehran denies

Aug. 01, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States and the United Kingdom joined Israel on Sunday in alleging Iran carried out a fatal drone strike on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, putting further pressure on Tehran as it denied being involved in the assault. ...