Latest Strait of Hormuz News

Iran says missiles strike its oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

Oct. 11, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Friday two missiles struck one of its oil tankers traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, a mysterious assault not immediately corroborated that still spiked oil prices amid months of heightened tensions at sea across the wider Mideast. There was no...

The Latest: Iran: 2 missiles hit oil tanker off Saudi coast

Oct. 11, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Iranian officials say two missiles have struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia. This is the latest incident in the region amid months of heightened tensions between...

The Latest: Iran says US sanctions 'more unstable than ever'

Sep. 27, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The chief executive of the Swedish shipping firm that owns a British-flagged oil tanker held by Iran since July and released Friday says embassy representatives from India, Russia, Latvia and the Philippines visited...

Iran president warns of a region 'on the edge of collapse'

Sep. 25, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's president used the world's stage on Wednesday to warn that security in the Persian Gulf could unravel with a "single blunder" and its fragile peace be guaranteed only by the region's countries, not through U.S. intervention or Washington's "merciless economic terrorism."...

Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightened

Sep. 22, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president called Sunday on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran, criticizing a new U.S.-led coalition patrolling the region's waterways as nationwide parades showcased the Islamic Republic's military arsenal. Hassan Rouhani...

US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

Sep. 19, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil installations an "act of war" against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was "unquestionably sponsored...

AP Analysis: Saudi oil attack part of dangerous new pattern

Sep. 17, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The assault on the beating heart of Saudi Arabia's vast oil empire follows a new and dangerous pattern that's emerged across the Persian Gulf this summer of precise attacks that leave few obvious clues as to who launched them. Beginning in May with the still-unclaimed...

The Latest: UN nuclear inspectors on the ground in Iran

Sep. 7, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf region between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:00 p.m. The United Nations' nuclear watchdog says it has inspectors on the ground in Iran who will be able to look into reports that Tehran began injecting uranium gas into...

Iran uses advanced centrifuges, threatens higher enrichment

Sep. 7, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday said it now uses arrays of advanced centrifuges prohibited by its 2015 nuclear deal and can enrich uranium "much more beyond" current levels to weapons-grade material, taking a third step away from the accord while warning Europe has little time to offer it new terms....

AP NewsAlert

Sep. 7, 2019 4:31 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Semi-official news agency says Iran seizes tugboat, detains 12 Filipinos near Strait of Hormuz amid regional tensions.