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Iran tells UK it wants to resolve supertanker crisis

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Iran has told the UK it wants to resolve the stand-off over the supertanker held in Gibraltar and insists it is not trying to escalate the issue. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed the crisis and heightened tensions in a phone call. In a series of tweets announcing the Read More

UK to facilitate release of Iran’s oil tanker if its destination is not Syria – Hunt

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London will “facilitate” the release of the Iranian oil tanker captured in Gibraltar if Tehran guarantees its destination is not Syria, UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said after speaking to Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that London would agree to set free the Iranian tanker the British marines seized in Read More

Factbox: Offshore oil, gas production continues to be shut in as US Gulf Coast prepares for Tropical Storm Barry landfal

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Washington — Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall over the central Louisiana Coast Saturday, bringing the potential for extreme flooding, National Hurricane Center information showed Friday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The US Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Friday Read More

UK sends second warship to Gulf after Iran threats over seized tanker

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By By Alistair Bunkall, defence and security correspondent The UK is to increase its military presence in the Gulf by sending a second warship to the region. HMS Duncan, a Type 45 Destroyer, will sail to the Gulf in the coming days after recently completing NATO exercises in the Black Sea, and is expected in Read More

‘This is a dangerous game’: Iran demands UK releases seized oil tanker

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Iran has demanded the immediate release of an oil tanker seized by Royal Marines off the coast of Gibraltar, warning Britain: “This is a dangerous game and has consequences.” It comes as tensions mount in the Gulf after a Royal Navy warship deterred Iranian patrol boats attempting to impede a British tanker sailing through the Read More

Hunt: Gulf tensions show we have ‘run down the navy too much’

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Britain has “run down the navy too much”, according to foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt. His words come as tensions continue to rise in the Gulf after a Royal Navy warship deterred Iranian patrol boats attempting to impede a British tanker sailing through the Strait of Hormuz. Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Mr Hunt said: “Three Read More

UK ships on ‘critical’ alert as crew of detained Iran vessel arrested

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor Britain has raised the security alert for British-flagged ships in the Gulf to its highest level, Sky News understands. The Department for Transport lifted the security code for commercial tankers and other vessels to level three – critical – in the early hours of Tuesday. It means ships are Read More

US slaps Venezuela military intelligence body with new sanctions

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The US Treasury Department said a new round of sanctions will be imposed on a Venezuelan military counter-intelligence organization, following the death of a Venezuelan military officer in government custody. The sanctions will target the country’s Directorate General of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM), an agency tasked with combating espionage, the Treasury Department announced on Thursday, and Read More

‘Critical’ security alert for UK ships sailing near Iran

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor Britain has raised the security level for British-flagged ships passing through Iranian waters in the Gulf to its highest level, Sky News understands. The Department for Transport lifted the security code for commercial tankers and other vessels to level three – which is “critical” – in the early hours Read More