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Geopolitics / Middle East

Iran Takes Revenge: Seizes British Oil Tanker

Jul 19, 2019 at 13:35 | Julianne Geiger

The Iranian National Guard Corps is claiming that is has seized a British oil tanker for violating International maritime law, according to a developing report carried by PressTV. The…

US Navy Shoots Down Iranian Drone In Show Of Force Over Strait Of Hormuz

Jul 18, 2019 at 15:41 | Julianne Geiger

President Donald Trump has said on Thursday that the United States Navy has shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz in the latest show of force between…

Oil Tumbles After Iran Offers New Nuclear Deal If U.S. Drops Sanctions

Jul 18, 2019 at 14:10 | ZeroHedge

Who knew Rand Paul could be such an effective negotiator. One day after the Republican senator and son of Ron Paul was reported to be Trump's liaison…

Iran: Our Missile Program Is Not Negotiable

Jul 17, 2019 at 11:55 | Tsvetana Paraskova

A day after suggestions emerged that Iran’s missiles could be negotiable, senior Iranian officials denied the interpretation of words of Iran’s foreign minister that Iran might return to the…

Iran Tries To Seize British Oil Tanker

Jul 11, 2019 at 09:25 | Irina Slav

Iranian military boats tried to seize a British tanker near the Strait of Hormuz after threats this would happen following the seizure by Gibraltar of an Iranian tanker carrying crude…

British Oil Tanker Seeks Shelter Over Fears It Could Be Seized By Iran

Jul 08, 2019 at 10:18 | ZeroHedge

After a former IRGC commander exhorted his government to take a British oil tanker hostage following the seizure by Royal Marines last week of a vessel hauling Iranian crude, an…

Expert: Chances Of U.S.-Iran War Are At Least 50%

Jun 25, 2019 at 09:26 | Tsvetana Paraskova

There’s at least a 50-percent chance that the rising tension between the United States and Iran could escalate into a conflict that would disrupt supplies, Fereidun Fesharaki, a former energy…

Declassified: The Sino-Russian Masterplan To End U.S. Dominance In Middle East

Jun 17, 2019 at 17:20 | Yossef Bodansky

Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin’s early June 2019 summit in Moscow with People’s Republic of China (PRC) Pres. Xi Jinping seems likely to have a disproportionate influence on the next phases…

U.S.: Video Proves Iran Was Behind Tanker Attacks

Jun 14, 2019 at 09:18 | Irina Slav

The U.S. has video proof, CENTCOM says, that Iran was behind the explosions that rocked two tankers in the Gulf of Oman yesterday. Reuters reports that U.S. Central Command…

Iran Won’t Leave OPEC

Jun 10, 2019 at 12:41 | Irina Slav

Iran has no intention of leaving OPEC despite its being treated like an enemy by some members, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh told a parliamentary news site as quoted by…

Investigation Concludes “State Actor” Was Behind UAE Oil Tanker Attacks

Jun 07, 2019 at 11:01 | Irina Slav

An investigation carried out jointly by the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Norway, has concluded that the party responsible for the attacks on four vessels off the UAE coast last month…

Iraq’s Ambitious Oil Plan Faces One Major Problem

Jun 03, 2019 at 15:51 | Simon Watkins

The Federal Government of Iraq (FGI) in Baghdad moved swiftly when the U.S. re-imposed sanctions against Iran, ordering its Oil Ministry to breach part of the supply gap by increasing…

Pentagon Accuses Iran Of Tanker Sabotage

May 27, 2019 at 10:10 | Irina Slav

The Pentagon has accused Iran’s Revolutionary Guard of sabotaging four vessels at the Emirati port of Fujairah that media reported earlier this month, and the reports pushed oil prices…

The Threat In Iraq Is Being Overblown

May 21, 2019 at 10:16 | Nick Cunningham

ExxonMobil evacuated some staff from southern Iraq over fears of rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran, although there is still little evidence to suggest any oil operations will be…

War With Iran Could Send Oil To $250

May 20, 2019 at 16:40 | Vincent Lauerman

There has been much talk of an Iran War in recent weeks, but the likelihood of a war, whether intentional or accidental, is relatively small for the simple reason that…

On The Cusp Of War: Why Iran Won’t Fold

May 17, 2019 at 16:50 | Yossef Bodansky

iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, on May 14, 2019 — a week after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had visited Baghdad and reportedly met with a senior…

Trump’s Dangerous Oil Price Game

May 06, 2019 at 17:24 | Nick Cunningham

Trump’s trade war may have depressed oil prices at the start of the week, but the U.S.’ decision to send warships to the Middle East is an ominous sign…

The Next Flashpoint In This Emerging Energy Hub

Apr 30, 2019 at 10:32 | Vanand Meliksetian

The Eastern Mediterranean is quickly turning into an energy hub due to the discovery of significant gas resources in recent years. Egypt, for example, has already started production at its…

A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

Apr 24, 2019 at 14:44 | Yossef Bodansky

Iran is leading a new bloc, with Turkey and Qatar, intent on remaking the greater Middle East. The Iranian leadership recognizes that this drive might lead to a regional war…

Expect An Extension Of Iran Sanction Waivers

Apr 03, 2019 at 14:36 | Nick Cunningham

With Iran sanctions waivers set to expire in a few weeks, the Trump administration faces a difficult task. Oil prices are once again on the rise, just as they were…

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