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US accuses Iran of unsafe helo maneuver near US Navy ship

Nov. 15, 2021 16:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Monday accused Iran of “unsafe and unprofessional” conduct by a naval helicopter that it said flew within about 25 yards of a U.S. Navy ship and circled it three times in the Gulf of Oman. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said...

Vietnamese oil tanker seized by Iran now free in open waters

Nov. 10, 2021 04:19 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Vietnamese oil tanker earlier seized by Iran was free in open water Wednesday, ending the latest maritime confrontation involving Tehran amid stalled negotiations over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. The Sothys left a...

Satellite and radio signals suggest Vietnamese oil tanker earlier seized by Iran has been freed; vessel in Gulf of Oman

Nov. 09, 2021 21:45 PM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Satellite and radio signals suggest Vietnamese oil tanker earlier seized by Iran has been freed; vessel in Gulf of Oman.

Iran begins annual war games ahead of nuke talks with West

Nov. 07, 2021 11:48 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s military began its annual war games in a coastal area of the Gulf of Oman, state TV reported Sunday, less than a month before upcoming nuclear talks with the West. The report said navy and air force units as well as ground forces were...

Iran marks anniversary of 1979 takeover of US Embassy

Nov. 04, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Thousands of Iranians gathered on Tehran streets Thursday for the anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy, chanting “Death to America" and "Death to Israel," and burning American and Israeli flags. The embassy takeover triggered a 444-day hostage crisis and...

Vietnam seeks information from Iran about seized oil tanker

Nov. 04, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam was seeking more information Thursday about a Vietnamese oil tanker that was seized at gunpoint last month by Iranian soldiers in the Gulf of Oman, while vowing to ensure the safety and humane treatment of the ship's crew members. Iran’s...

Officials tell AP that Iran seized Vietnamese oil tanker

Nov. 04, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran seized a Vietnamese-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman last month and still holds the vessel, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press, revealing the latest provocation in Mideast waters as tensions escalate between Iran and the United States...

2 US officials tell AP that Iran seized Vietnamese-flagged oil tanker in Gulf of Oman on Oct. 24 and still hold vessel

Nov. 03, 2021 10:58 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — 2 US officials tell AP that Iran seized Vietnamese-flagged oil tanker in Gulf of Oman on Oct. 24 and still hold vessel.