Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said that Iran helped a foreign tanker with technical failure in its territorial waters amid questions over the whereabouts of a Panamanian-flagged ship traveling through the Strait of Hormuz.
The United States intimidates Persian Gulf Arab countries to sell its weapons and create military bases in the region, said Alaeddin Boroujerdi, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.
An unverified audio tape leaked from the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO), a banned Iranian terrorist outfit, purportedly shows that the group colluded with Saudi Arabia in handling the aftermaths of explosions earlier this month on oil tankers near the Persian Gulf waters as the two sides sought to blame Iran for the sabotage activity.
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US military vessels in the Persian Gulf are within range of Iranian missiles, a top military aide to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, warning any clash between the two countries would push oil prices above $100 a barrel.
A senior Iranian commander has downplayed Washington’s stepped-up belligerent rhetoric against the Islamic Republic, saying US warships deployed to the Persian Gulf get permission for movements there from Iranian forces, who are in full control of the strategic waters.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned US commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran.
Bahrain has received the first installment of a multi-billion-dollar support package from key Persian Gulf allies as the kingdom’s economy struggles with a current account gap and a large state budget deficit, which have dragged down prices of its international bonds and pushed its national currency against the US dollar.