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This image released Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, by the Iranian Army shows a helicopter on an Iranian-made Makran logistics vessel during a naval drill. Iran fired cruise missiles Thursday as part of the drill in the Gulf of Oman, state media reported, amid heightened tensions with the U.S. (Iranian Army via AP)

Iran tests missiles under apparent watch of US nuclear sub

Jan. 14, 2021 10:59 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran fired cruise missiles Thursday as part of a naval drill in the Gulf of Oman, state media reported, under surveillance of what appeared to be a U.S. nuclear submarine dispatched to the region amid heightened tensions between the countries. Helicopter footage of the...

This photo released on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 by the Iranian Army, shows Iran-made warship Makran prior to be joined to the Navy, in Iran. Iran's navy was poised to begin a short-range missile drill in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday, state TV reported, amid heightened regional tensions over Tehran's nuclear program and a U.S. pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic. (Iranian Army via AP)

Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman amid tensions

Jan. 13, 2021 4:04 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s navy began a short-range missile drill in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday and inaugurated its largest military vessel, state TV reported, amid heightened tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program and a U.S. pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic. The two-day...

In this photo made available by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile submarine USS Georgia transits the Strait of Hormuz in Persian Gulf, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. The USS Georgia traversed the strategically vital waterway between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula on Monday, the U.S. Navy said, a rare announcement that comes amid rising tensions with Iran. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort/U.S. Navy via AP)

US nuclear submarine transits Strait of Hormuz amid tensions

Dec. 21, 2020 12:08 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An American nuclear-powered guided-missile submarine traversed the strategically vital waterway between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula on Monday, the U.S. Navy said, a rare announcement that comes amid rising tensions with Iran. The Navy’s 5th Fleet based in...

This undated photo released by AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHER SG shows the Singapore-flagged oil tanker BW Rhine. The BW Rhine suffered an explosion early Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 after being hit by

'External source' causes oil tanker blast off Saudi Arabia

Dec. 14, 2020 9:26 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil tanker off Saudi Arabia's port city of Jiddah suffered an explosion early Monday after being hit by “an external source,” a shipping company said, suggesting another vessel has come under attack off the kingdom amid its yearslong war in Yemen. The...

In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, Vice Adm. Sam Paparo speaks to sailors about the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima off Mayport, Florida, Sept. 20, 2017. Paparo, now the top U.S. Navy official in the Mideast, said Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, that America has reached an

US Navy official says 'uneasy deterrence' reached with Iran

Dec. 6, 2020 11:15 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The top U.S. Navy official in the Mideast said Sunday that America has reached an “uneasy deterrence” with Iran after months of regional attacks and seizures at sea, even as tensions remain high between Washington and Tehran over the Islamic...

In this photo released Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, the Guard's warship named after slain Guard naval commander Abdollah Roudaki, sails in to the Iranian southern territorial waters. Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said it launched a heavy warship Thursday capable of carrying helicopters, drones and missile launchers amid ongoing tensions with the U.S. (Sepahnews via AP)

Iran's Revolutionary Guard launches aircraft-carrying ship

Nov. 19, 2020 6:21 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said it launched a heavy warship Thursday capable of carrying helicopters, drones and missile launchers amid ongoing tensions with the U.S. Photographs of the ship, named after slain Guard naval commander Abdollah Roudaki, showed it carrying...