Persian Gulf Incidents Pit Europe Against Brexit, US, and Boris Johnson

Berlin (TT) – These days, Germany is receiving many requests from the United States and Britain to join an international coalition to control the Strait of Hormuz and take part in joint navy projects in the Persian Gulf. This, however, doesn’t seem like the perfect time to make such aContinue Reading

Beijing (TT) – China is still importing oil from Iran despite the U.S.’s reimposition of the sanctions on the country, Bloomberg reported on Friday citing official customs data. The Asian country imported 855,638 tons (about 209,000 barrels per day) of crude oil from Iran in June. As reported, the data addsContinue Reading

Tehran (TT) – Speaking at the White House, Trump said the USS Boxer shot down the drone after it got within 1,000 yards, “ignoring multiple calls to stand down and was threatening the safety of the ship and the ship’s crew.” Also, the Pentagon announced the Iranian drone was withinContinue Reading

Beirut (GPA) – Geopolitics Alert contributor Damir Nazarov spoke with Lebanese journalist Khalil Kawtharani of Al-Akhbar about geopolitical developments in Yemen and Syria, focusing on Saudi Arabia’s regional influence and failure in both theatres. Despite both allied under the so-called “Saudi-led coalition” against Yemeni resistance forces, Riyadh and Abu DhabiContinue Reading

Tehran (TNA) – Iran is commemorating the 31st anniversary of the downing of its passenger plane by a US Navy guided-missile cruiser in the Persian Gulf waters in 1988 in which 290 innocent civilians were killed. The civilian aircraft, an Airbus A300B2, was flying in Iranian airspace over the StraitContinue Reading

Tehran (TT) – With the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps recently declaring it had struck down the RQ-4 Global Hawk over Iranian airspace, Commanders of the IRGC, Major Generals Hossein Salami, and Qasem Soleimani stressed that the move should alert Washington officials to stay away. The incident sent “a clear message” to theContinue Reading

US troops middle east

Washington (MEE) – The United States will send about 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East in response to White House claims that Iran attacked two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said. “The recent Iranian attacks validate the reliable, credible intelligence we have received onContinue Reading

Trump's Iran Policy iran sues US

Tehran (TT) -The United States Secretary of State, who is one of the symbols of assassination, violence, killing and disregard for international law, has accused the Islamic Republic of Iran of recent attacks in the Oman Sea. This charge comes from Mike Pompeo to Iran, the nature of the Trump government hasContinue Reading