Iran


Iran Seizes Third Oil Tanker In A Month

Iran seized a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf claiming it was smuggling fuel to Arab states. According to Iranian news agency ISNA, the vessel was intercepted Wednesday night by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s 2nd Marine Corps. Iran’s state media Press TV reported that the vessel had seven crew […]


Iran Denounces Proposed Gulf EuroFleet

On Sunday, Iran denounced the British-led proposed ‘EuroFleet’ as “provocative” and “hostile”. The proposal outlined a plan to have European-led naval ships escort tankers in the Gulf amid soaring tensions over the seizure of ships. More specifically, this proposal is a direct response to Iran’s seizure of a U.K. vessel […]


Amid Increasing Tension, United States Announces New Surveillance Initiative

On Saturday, July 20th, U.S. officials announced a new intelligence and surveillance initiative which is centred on the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. Citing longstanding tension and concerns over the behaviour of Iran, officials describe the new ‘Sentinel’ initiative as one way to restore stability to the region, […]


Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe And Her Continued Struggle For Freedom

At the beginning of this week, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was transferred to the psychiatric ward of a hospital in Tehran. She was transferred from Evin prison to Imam Khomeini hospital – as reported by Al Jazeera. The campaign ‘Free Nazanin’, which is led by her husband Richard Ratcliffe released a statement […]


Iran ‘Ready For Talks’ With The U.S. If Sanctions Are Lifted

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech today that Iran is ready for talks with the U.S. in regards to their nuclear development program if sanctions imposed by the Trump administration are lifted. This statement comes after the Trump administration walked away from the Iran nuclear deal in […]


UK Seizes Iranian Oil Tanker

On 4 July, an Iranian supertanker, Grace One, was seized off Gibraltar. The tanker was suspected of transporting Iranian crude oil to Syria, which would breach EU sanctions. The following day, the Gibraltar Supreme Court granted a 14-day extension to the detainment, and the ship remains in British custody. Less than […]


Iran Exceeds Uranium Enrichment Limit Set In 2015 Nuclear Deal

Following the growing tensions between Iran and the United States, Iran has announced that it will be enriching its uranium beyond the limit set in the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal with other world powers. This decision comes in response to the withdrawal of the U.S. from the nuclear […]