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Geopolitics / Middle East

Trump’s Softer Line On Iran Could Tank Oil Prices

Sep 11, 2019 at 17:21 | Nick Cunningham

Trump is mulling easing sanctions on Iran as a way to increase the odds of a face-to-face meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Oil prices briefly fell on Tuesday…

Is The Hottest Conflict In The Middle East Coming To An End?

Sep 06, 2019 at 16:55 | Gregory R. Copley

The war in Yemen has now proven to be a key trigger for the reduction of the US’ 70-year strategic dominance of the Persian Gulf and Arabian Peninsula. This is…

Report: Iranian Tanker Offloads Oil At Syrian Port

Sep 06, 2019 at 10:59 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The now notorious Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 has offloaded its crude oil cargo to a port in Syria, Middle East Eye reported on Friday, quoting two sources.…

U.S. Intensifies Pressure Against Iran, Targets Oil Tanker Network

Sep 05, 2019 at 09:00 | Irina Slav

The United States stepped up its pressure on Iran by announcing yet more sanctions plus a US$15-million plan aimed at disrupting the operations of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.…

The CIA’s Dark Prince Doesn’t Want War With Iran

Aug 28, 2019 at 17:21 | Simon Watkins

Two comments last week highlight the dangerous security impasse in which Iran and the U.S. find themselves. The first was from Iran’s spiritual leader, the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, that…

Israel, Saudi Arabia To Preempt Dialogue Between Trump & Iran

Aug 28, 2019 at 13:38 | ZeroHedge

President Trump has made it less and less a secret that he is pushing for new talks with Iran to "negotiate a better deal" after previously pulling out of the…

Houthi Drone Attack Sets Saudi Oil Field On Fire

Aug 19, 2019 at 09:17 | Irina Slav

A drone attack by the Yemeni Houthis caused fire at an oil and gas field in Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s Energy Minister said as quoted by the Saudi Press…

China’s Ultimate Play For Global Oil Market Control

Aug 15, 2019 at 17:25 | Yossef Bodansky

All attention is focused on the twists-and-turns of the very noisy US-Iran dispute in the Persian Gulf, but all the while the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is rapidly and…

US: Iran Ships Pose As US Warships To Jam Oil Tankers’ GPS

Aug 08, 2019 at 10:38 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The U.S. Maritime Administration has issued a fresh warning regarding commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf and the key oil chokepoint the Strait of Hormuz, saying that vessels in…

Did Trump’s ‘Plan B’ For Iran Just Fail?

Jul 25, 2019 at 17:19 | Nick Cunningham

The Trump administration’s plan to rally global naval powers to protect shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf is not progressing very well. After President Trump pulled back from…

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