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On Tuesday, the US Treasury announced the expansion of sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guards, which were originally imposed on October 13 because the Iranian group was "supporting terrorism."
Even though MSC Christina is truly enormous, it is way down on the list of ocean crossing behemoths.
Lempert is planning to leave after Palestinian Authority Charmian Mahmoud Abbas' May 3 meeting with Trump.
Larijani urged Sunni Muslim countries to abandon their reliance on Israel and join up with Iran's war against the Zionist foe.
Hormuz-2 is a naval strike ballistic missile intended to hit moving targets at sea with high precision, and has a range of nearly 300 kilometers.
"If the Syrian government requests, we are ready to take action to liberate Golan."
It remains to be seen how Iran will view Russia's entering a long-term cooperation deal with the UAE.
The White House used the same tactic against the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which the president also threatened to veto.
Images of U.S. sailors on their knees with hands behind their heads are now being broadcast by Iran.
Ten U.S. sailors and 2 Navy boats are held by Tehran after being picked up in Iran's territorial waters.
British-flagged vessels are also now being escorted through the Strait of Hormuz by U.S. Navy warships following Iran's capture of a Marshall Islands-flagged ship.
US warships are now escorting US-flagged commercial vessels as they sail through the Persian Gulf.
State Dept: "It’s a key concern of the United States to ensure that sea lanes in the region remain open and safe."
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps operatives seized a Danish cargo ship in the Strait of Hormuz early Tuesday. No word on wounded.
The Arab Spring uprisings continue to threaten the Bahraini kingdom. Human rights violations directed at dissidents continue apace, and the U.S. has just been invited to mind its own business, although Bahrain receives military equipment and aid from the U.S.
Tensions between the US and Iran increased Tuesday, as Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei order the launch of a Tareq-901 submarine and a Sahand navy destroyer into the Persian Gulf Iran as US and allied navies held drills there to practice keeping shipping lanes open.
If the reports are accurate, North Korea is playing a direct role in helping Tehran create the infrastructure to assemble nuclear warheads that can be mounted on missiles aimed at Israel, American military bases in the Persian Gulf and pro-Western oil sheikhdoms in the Middle East.
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