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Ex-Mossad chief signals Israel attacked Iran nuclear assets

Jun. 11, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The outgoing chief of Israel's Mossad intelligence service has offered the closest acknowledgment yet his country was behind recent attacks targeting Iran's nuclear program and a military scientist. The comments by Yossi Cohen,...

US hits alleged financing ring linking Yemen rebels, Iran

Jun. 10, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. leveled sanctions Thursday against a Yemeni network that it claims was cooperating with Iran's Revolutionary Guard to illicitly transfer tens of millions of dollars to Yemen's Houthi rebels. At the same time, the Biden administration also...

Iran sends warships to Atlantic amid Venezuela concerns

Jun. 10, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian destroyer and support vessel are now sailing in the Atlantic Ocean in a rare mission far from the Islamic Republic, Iran's state TV reported on Thursday, without offering the vessels’ final destination. The trip by the...

Satellite photos show hulk of what was biggest Iran warship

Jun. 03, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Satellite photographs taken Thursday show the burned hulk that remains of Iran's biggest warship after it caught fire and sank in the Gulf of Oman. The photos from Planet Labs Inc., analyzed by The Associated Press, show the 207-meter...

Iran's largest warship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman

Jun. 02, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The largest warship in the Iranian navy caught fire and later sank Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, the latest calamity to strike one of the country’s vessels in recent years amid tensions with the West. The blaze began...

Semiofficial news agencies report largest vessel in the Iranian navy has sunk in the Gulf of Oman after fire broke out

Jun. 02, 2021 01:50 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Semiofficial news agencies report largest vessel in the Iranian navy has sunk in the Gulf of Oman after fire broke out.

Iran TV: 'Technical problem' on fighter jet kills 2 pilots

Jun. 01, 2021 05:30 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian fighter jet on Tuesday developed a “technical problem” that killed both of the aircraft's pilots, state TV reported. The report said the incident happened in the country’s southwest, in the city of Dezful, 444 kilometers (270 miles)...

Iran: Clash near Turkey kills 2 Guard troops, 7 militants

May. 11, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard forces on Tuesday killed seven militants and dismantled their cell in the country's northwest near the border with Turkey, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported. Two Guard members were also killed in the shootout. ...

Iran rejects US claim that speedboats sparked encounter

May. 11, 2021 06:43 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard on Tuesday rejected the U.S. Navy's claim that fast-approaching Iranian speedboats in the Strait of Hormuz sparked a tense encounter in the already sensitive region. The Guard’s website,,...

US ship fires warning shots in encounter with Iranian boats

May. 10, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 13 armed speedboats of Iran's Revolutionary Guard made “unsafe and unprofessional” high-speed maneuvers toward U.S. Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz on Monday, and a U.S. Coast Guard cutter fired warning shots when two of the Iranian boats came...