Category Archives: Iran

Iran denies Trump claim that US destroyed Iranian drone

In a climate of mounting tensions in the Strait of Hormuz, Donald Trump Announced on Friday that a US warship shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. But Iran denies that any of its drones were shot down – and even suggests that the US downed its own drone, as Sam Bradpiece reports.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says seized oil tanker was smuggling oil

Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf. The Guards said the impounded ship was smuggling one million litres of fuel in the area of Larak Island in the Gulf and had 12 foreign crew. Iran, which has some of the world’s cheapest fuel prices due to heavy state subsidies and the fall of its currency, has been fighting rampant fuel smuggling by land to neighbouring countries and by sea to Gulf Arab states.

Iran calls US reimposition of sanctions ‘unacceptable’ as tensions escalate

Iran is committed to its obligations under an international nuclear deal despite the U.S. withdrawal from the landmark agreement, its foreign minister said on Thursday, calling the reimposition of sanctions by Washington “unacceptable”.