Pentagon to Deploy Patriot Missiles, Radar Systems, Support Personnel to Saudi Arabia After Devastating Oil Facilities Attack

The Pentagon announced on Thursday that “it plans to send four radar systems, a battery of Patriot missiles and about 200 support personnel to bolster Saudi Arabia’s defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom’s oil facilities this month.” These latest comments “added details to the Pentagon’s announcement on Friday about U.S. plans to deploy […]

Breaking — Pentagon Announces Additional Troops Will be Sent to Middle East to ‘Deter’ Iran

Top military officials announced late on Friday that additional American troops will be deployed to the Middle East “to deter Iran’s increasingly aggressive behavior in the region.” During a press conference, “Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced the deployment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates would be defensive in nature.” Esper didn’t “offer specific […]

Pompeo Calls Attack on Saudi Oil Fields ‘An Act of War’ by Iran; Trump Announces Increased Sanctions on Iran in Retaliation

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that last weekend’s “attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations was an act of war against the kingdom by Iran.” The Saudis showed “missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was unquestionably sponsored by Iran” during a press conference. Iran has vehemently […]

Trump Lashes Out at Graham Over His Remarks that Trump’s Response to Iran was ‘Sign of Weakness’

President Trump lashed out at Rep. Sen. Lindsey Graham after Graham “criticized the president’s past approach to Iran, arguing Tehran viewed it as a sign of weakness.” The two men have become allies since Trump became president. Earlier on Tuesday, Graham tweeted: “The measured response by President @realDonaldTrump regarding the shooting down of an American […]

U.S. Says Saudi Arabian Attacks Originated from SW Iran; Trump Looking at Retaliatory Options, Wants to Avoid Military Intervention

A U.S. official said on Tuesday that the United States believes that Iran is behind the Saturday attack that “crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities.” The U.S. believes the attack “originated in southwestern Iran.” Three anonymous officials “said the attacks involved both cruise missiles and drones, indicating that they involved a higher degree of complexity and […]

U.S. Reportedly Offered Captain of Adrian Darya 1 Millions of Dollars to Sail Tanker to ‘Country That Would Impound it on Behalf’ of U.S.

According to reports, “the U.S. State Department has offered millions of dollars to the captain of an Iranian oil tanker suspected of heading to Syria.” The oil tanker was in the middle of an international row, pitting Iran against Western countries. Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative to Iran, “reportedly emailed the captain of the […]

Iran Announces Buyer Has Purchased 2.1M Barrels of Oil Aboard Adrian Darya 1 Oil Tanker, the Former Grace 1; Didn’t Name Buyer Who’s Likely to ‘Be Targeted by U.S. Financial Institutions’

In yet another twist with the Adrian Darya 1 oil tanker, formerly known as Grace 1, Iran made an announcement on Monday that the 2.1 million barrels of crude that was on board have been sold to an unnamed buyer after the U.S. tried to legally seize the ship and its oil. The Iranian-flagged ship […]

Trump Open to Meeting with Iranian President Rouhani to Discuss Lifting Crippling Sanctions in Coming Weeks; Says Iran is Different Nation Than it Was 2 1/2 Years Ago

President Trump announced on Monday that he’s willing to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the coming weeks to talk about the U.S. lifting crippling sanctions against Iran, which has further deteriorated the relationship between the two nations. French President Emmanuel Macron is working to make the meeting a reality between officials from the […]

Iran Warns U.S. to Not Attempt to Seize Re-Named Grace 1 Super Tanker Again or ‘Face Heavy Consequences’; U.S. Argued It Has Right to Tanker Due to Its Link to a Terrorist Organization

The former Grace 1, an Iranian supertanker that was seized by authorities in Gibraltar, has been released and sailing toward Greece on Monday when Iranian authorities warned the U.S. that if it tried to take the vessel again that the country would face “heavy consequences.” Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attempted “to downplay the […]

After U.S. Made Request to Seize Detained Grace 1 Oil Tanker, Gibraltar Government Released Iranian Vessel on Thursday

After the U.S. intervened and made a request to seize Grace 1, an Iranian supertanker that was captured by authorities in Gibraltar last month, Gibraltar decided to release the vessel on Thursday. The tanker was seized last month for allegedly breaching international sanctions on shipping oil to Syria. According to reports, “the last minute intervention […]