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Germany charges man with spying for Iran

Aug. 16, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany say they have indicted an army employee with spying for an Iranian intelligence service. The federal prosecutor's office said in a statement that the German-Afghan dual citizen is charged with "a particularly serious case" of treason and of breaching official secrecy...

The Latest: Iranian fighter jet crashes near Persian Gulf

Aug. 4, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Iran says a fighter jet has gone down in the south of the country near the Persian Gulf, with two pilots surviving the crash. The state-run IRNA news agency quoted a local official as saying the crash was caused by...

Report: Iran seizes tanker carrying 'smuggled fuel' in Gulf

Aug. 4, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian forces seized a ship in the Persian Gulf suspected of carrying smuggled fuel, state media reported Sunday, marking the Revolutionary Guard's third seizure of a vessel in recent weeks and the latest show of strength by the paramilitary force amid a spike in regional tensions....

Iranian media: Revolutionary Guard seizes foreign oil tanker transporting "smuggled fuel" in the Persian Gulf

Aug. 4, 2019 5:34 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media: Revolutionary Guard seizes foreign oil tanker transporting "smuggled fuel" in the Persian Gulf.

New video from Iran shows Guard warning away UK warship

Jul. 29, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In new video and audio released Monday, an Iranian Revolutionary Guard officer is heard telling a British warship not to interfere or put their "life in danger" as the paramilitary force, using speedboats and a helicopter, seized a U.K.-flagged commercial vessel in the Strait of Hormuz...

The Latest: Iran's Rouhani seeks closer UK ties with Johnson

Jul. 28, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and over the 2015 Iran nuclear accord (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has penned an open letter to Britain's new prime minister, saying he hopes the countries' diplomatic ties will be stronger under Boris Johnson's...

Omani diplomat in Iran amid tanker crisis in Persian Gulf

Jul. 27, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Omani diplomat was in Iran on Saturday for bilateral talks after weeks of volatility over the Strait of Hormuz, the passageway for a fifth of all globally traded crude. Oman, seen as a neutral Gulf Arab country that has acted as a facilitator of talks between the U.S. and Iran in...

UK offers ships naval escort after Iran oil tanker seizure

Jul. 25, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government is offering British-flagged ships traveling through the Strait of Hormuz a Royal Navy escort after Iran seized a British oil tanker in the busy waterway last week. The Department for Transport said on Thursday that if ships give advance notice of their plans they will be...

Iran's president hints at quid pro quo for seized UK ship

Jul. 24, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Hassan Rouhani suggested on Wednesday that Iran might release a U.K.-flagged ship if Britain takes similar steps to release an Iranian oil tanker seized by the British Royal Navy off Gibraltar earlier this month. His remarks could create an opening to reduce tensions as Boris...

The Latest: Iran diplomat warns Brazil over 2 stranded ships

Jul. 24, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Iran's ambassador says Tehran will reconsider imports from Brazil if it continues to refuse to refuel two Iranian vessels stranded there. Seyed Ali Saqqayian was quoted by Iran's semi-official Fars...