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  • Gen. David Petraeus, Former CIA Director, Fmr. Central Commander and American commander in Iraq.

    Petraeus also said during an interview on CNBC's "Halftime Report" that it is "not clear what" the Trump administration's "policy is in the Middle East regarding Iran's nuclear program."

  • Pictures from the semi-official Tasnim news agency show the Stena Impero being seized and detained between July 19 and July 21, 2019 in Bandar Abbas, Iran.

    Iran is pushing boundaries amid rising tensions in the Gulf, but President Trump has so far not been "compelled" to retaliate militarily, analysts say.

  • DUBAI, July 21- Iran's top diplomat said on Sunday that only "prudence and foresight" could alleviate tensions between his country and Britain after Tehran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker. Britain has called Iran's capture of the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday a "hostile act". Tehran for weeks has vowed to retaliate for the seizure of its...

  • DUBAI, July 21- Iran on Sunday urged Britain to contain "domestic political forces" intent on escalating tensions between the two countries following Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker. The " UK government should contain those domestic political forces who want to escalate existing tension between Iran and the UK well beyond the issue of ships.

  • DUBAI, July 21- The crew of the British-flagged Stena Impero tanker seized by Iran's Revolutionary Guards are all safe, the head of the Ports and Maritime Organisation of Iran in Hormozgan Province told state TV on Sunday. Britain has denounced Iran's seizure of the oil tanker in the Gulf on Friday as a "hostile act", rejecting Tehran's explanation that it had...

  • *Britain says seizure puts Iran on dangerous path. GENEVA/ LONDON, July 20- Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" on Saturday, rejecting Tehran's explanation that it had seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident. Friday's action in the global oil trade's most important waterway has...

  • *Britain says seizure puts Iran on dangerous path. GENEVA/ LONDON, July 20- Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" on Saturday, rejecting Tehran's explanation that it had seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident. Friday's action by Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the global oil...

  • *Britain says seizure puts Iran on dangerous path. GENEVA/ LONDON, July 20- Iran said on Saturday it had seized a British-flagged oil tanker because it was involved in an accident, an explanation Britain rejected, calling the move a "hostile act". It is certain to be viewed in the West as a military escalation after three months of confrontation which has already taken...

  • *Britain says seizure puts Iran on dangerous path. GENEVA/ LONDON, July 20- Iran said on Saturday it seized a British-flagged oil tanker because it was involved in an accident, but Britain's foreign minister said he feared Tehran was taking "a dangerous path" and other major European powers expressed alarm. All three countries are signatories to the 2015 nuclear...

  • *Britain warns of' robust' but not military response. GENEVA, July 20- Iran has taken a British-flagged oil tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz to Bandar Abbas port, where it and its crew will remain while an investigation into the vessel's conduct is carried out, Iran's Fars news agency said on Saturday. It was taken to Bander Abbas, situated on Iran's southern...

  • GENEVA, July 20- The detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero was in an accident with an Iranian fishing boat and ignored its distress call, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Saturday, quoting an official. "The tanker is now at Iran's Bandar Abbas port and all its 23 crew members will remain on the ship until the probe is over." The Stena Impero was taken to...

  • *Iran's Guards say they capture Stena Impero tanker. DUBAI/ WASHINGTON, July 19- Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washington's assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week, as tensions in the Gulf region rose again. Iran's state news agency IRNA quoted a military source as saying the...

  • *Iran's Guards say they capture Stena Impero tanker. DUBAI/ WASHINGTON, July 19- Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washington's assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week, as tensions in the Gulf region grew again. Iran's state news agency IRNA quoted a military source as saying the...

  • *Iran's Guards say they capture Stena Impero tanker. DUBAI/ WASHINGTON, July 19- Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washington's assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week, as tensions in the Gulf region grew again. Iran's state news agency IRNA quoted a military source as saying the...

  • *Iran's Guards say they capture Stena Impero tanker. DUBAI/ WASHINGTON, July 19- Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washington's assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week, as tensions in the Gulf region grew again. The Mesdar had turned sharply north toward Iran's coast on Friday...

  • *Second tanker in Gulf turns sharply toward Iran. DUBAI/ WASHINGTON, July 19- Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday, while Tehran and Washington disagreed about a U.S. assertion that its Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby, further increasing tensions in the Gulf region. A second oil tanker, the...

  • *Second tanker in Gulf turns sharply toward Iran. DUBAI/ WASHINGTON, July 19- Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they have captured a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz while Tehran and Washington disagreed about a U.S. assertion that its Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby, further increasing tensions in the Gulf region.

  • In this undated photo issued Friday July 19, 2019, by Stena Bulk, showing the British oil tanker Stena Impero at unknown location, which is believed to have been captured by Iran.

    Iran's Revolutionary Guard claims a British tanker it still holds, Stena Impero, failed to follow international maritime rules.

  • NEW DELHI, July 18- The International Energy Agency is reducing its 2019 oil demand forecast due to a slowing global economy amid a U.S.- China trade spat, its executive director said on Thursday. The IEA is revising its 2019 global oil demand growth forecast to 1.1 million barrels per day and may cut it again if the global economy and especially China shows...

  • NEW DELHI, July 18- The International Energy Agency is reducing its 2019 oil demand forecast due to a slowing global economy amid a U.S.- China trade spat, its executive director said on Thursday. The IEA is revising its 2019 global oil demand growth forecast to 1.1 million barrels per day and may cut it again if the global economy and especially China shows...