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From TheJournal.ie Iran seizes suspected fuel smuggling boat as tensions ratchet higher in the Gulf Strait Of Hormuz

Iran seizes suspected fuel smuggling boat as tensions ratchet higher in the Gulf

A naval patrol of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps intercepted the vessel.

From TheJournal.ie British oil tanker with 23 crew seized by Iran's Revolutionary Guards Strait Of Hormuz

British oil tanker with 23 crew seized by Iran's Revolutionary Guards

The operator of oil tanker Stena Impero says it is unable to contact the ship.

From TheJournal.ie Airlines reroute flights near Iranian strait but Dublin-Gulf flights remain unaffected Strait Of Hormuz

Airlines reroute flights near Iranian strait but Dublin-Gulf flights remain unaffected

The changes come amid heightened tensions in the region.

From TheJournal.ie US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf Strait Of Hormuz

US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf

The suspected attacks come amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington.

From TheJournal.ie UN nuclear watchdog to visit Iran Iran

UN nuclear watchdog to visit Iran

The IAEA says it is heading to Iran next week to clear up “outstanding substantive issues” with Tehran over its nuclear programme.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese premier stresses need to keep Hormuz open Energy

Chinese premier stresses need to keep Hormuz open

Major customer of Iranian oil and gas China stressed the importance of keeping the Strait of Hormuz open – amid threats by Iran to shut the strategic waterway.

From TheJournal.ie Iran welcomes US rescue of sailors from pirates Pirates

Iran welcomes US rescue of sailors from pirates

Iran’s government has called the US Navy’s rescue of 13 Iranian fishermen held by pirates “a positive humanitarian gesture” – but some of the country’s media outlets see things differently.

From TheJournal.ie War games: Iran planning further naval drill Iran

War games: Iran planning further naval drill

Iranian media reports that naval exercises will be held in the Strait of Hormuz next month.

From TheJournal.ie EU gears up for Iranian oil ban over nuclear dispute Oil

EU gears up for Iranian oil ban over nuclear dispute

The move will build pressure on Iran, which is already facing a currency crisis and a tense naval standoff with the US.

From TheJournal.ie Iran tests surface-to-air missile Iran

Iran tests surface-to-air missile

The country says it performed the test today – amid reports it is a drill for closing waterway should the West block Iran’s oil sales.

From TheJournal.ie Iran may have bluffed US navy – and the world press Iran

Iran may have bluffed US navy – and the world press

Iran was apparently starting tests with long-range missiles… but propaganda sources are calling it a “media trick”…