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Houthis Knock Out Undersea Internet Connections in Red Sea

Houthis Knock Out Undersea Internet Connections in Red Sea

Yemen's Houthis have reportedly damaged…

U.S. and Iran Locked in a Dangerous Game of Brinkmanship

U.S. and Iran Locked in a Dangerous Game of Brinkmanship

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi emphasized…

Geopolitics / Middle East

Is A Full-Blown War In The Persian Gulf Inevitable?

Sep 16, 2019 at 12:02 | Cyril Widdershoven

Iran has been able to counter U.S. President Trump’s maximum pressure strategy by taking the challenge to the next level. With a big bang, the global oil market has been…

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…

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…

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