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Iranian vessel removed unexploded mine from stricken oil tanker in Gulf of Oman, US officials say

An Iranian vessel removed an unexploded mine that had been attached to a Japanese-owned oil tanker which suffered serious damage after an explosion in the Gulf of Oman early Thursday, U.S. officials told Fox News, as the U.S. Navy released video purportedly showing the incident.…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, June 14, 2019

Iran has increased production of enriched uranium – IAEA

The head of the global nuclear watchdog has confirmed Iran is increasing its production of enriched uranium. But International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano said it was not clear when they will reach a limit set under a 2015 international deal. Iran announced…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Classified Iran briefing becomes heated as Trump team clashes with Democrats

A classified Senate briefing on Iranian plots against the United States turned into a tense clash between top U.S. officials and lawmakers frustrated with President Trump’s strategy toward Tehran. “I would say there was a lot of heat in that room,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas,…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Rocket fired at US embassy in Iraq the same model used by Iran

The rocket that exploded Sunday outside the U.S. embassy in Baghdad is of a design trafficked by Iran and used by Middle Eastern terrorist groups. While it is unclear who was responsible for firing or supplying the Katyusha rocket, weapons of the same type were…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, May 20, 2019

Trump sending Navy strike group to Middle East to send ‘message’ to Iran

The United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the Middle East region in response to “troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” from the Iranian government. National Security Adviser John Bolton released a statement Sunday night…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, May 6, 2019

Trump administration set to end sanction exemptions for nations importing Iranian oil

The Trump administration is set to inform five nations that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran, reports said Sunday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to announce the policy move on Monday, which would…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, April 22, 2019

Trump administration set to end sanction exemptions for nations importing Iranian oil

The Trump administration is set to inform five nations that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran, reports said Sunday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to announce the policy move on Monday, which would…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, April 22, 2019

Trump labels Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terror group

The Trump administration announced Monday it is labeling Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization,” the first time the United States has applied the label to an entire government entity in a move designed to significantly ramp up the pressure on Tehran. “This action sends…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, April 8, 2019

Mohammad Javad Zarif: Iran’s foreign minister announces resignation

He apologised for “shortcomings” during his time in government. Mr Zarif played a prominent role in negotiating the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and major international powers. But the future of the deal has been put into doubt after US President Donald Trump ended…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

US charges former Air Force officer with spying for Iran

The Department of Justice has charged a former Air Force intelligence specialist with spying on behalf of Iran, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Wednesday. Monica Witt, who served in the Air Force until 2008, when she became a contractor for the Department of…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tehran bats away EU criticism of Iranian missile tests

LONDON (Reuters) – Iran dismissed European Union criticism of its missile program, regional policies and rights record on Tuesday, highlighting their increasingly testy relationship as both sides seek to salvage a troubled nuclear deal. Iran’s comments came a day after the bloc criticized the Islamic…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, February 5, 2019

‘Naive’: President Trump disputes his own intelligence chiefs on Iran, North Korea

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump disputed the leaders of his intelligence services Wednesday with respect to Iran, North Korea, the Islamic State, and other foreign policy challenges. “The Intelligence people seem to be extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran.…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

British banks may have been used for illicit payments related to Huawei: WSJ

British banks Standard Chartered and HSBC were reportedly among financial institutions misled by Chinese technology giant Huawei into funneling illicit payments from Iran, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing sources familiar with the matter. According to the Journal, Huawei allegedly used a third-party…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, December 10, 2018

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