Global oil prices surge following attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil plants

An attack on Saudi Arabia that triggered the biggest jump in oil prices in almost 30 years was carried out with Iranian weapons, a Saudi-led coalition said on Monday, as President Donald Trump said the United States was “locked and loaded” to hit back. The Iran-aligned Houthi group that controls Yemen’s capital claimed responsibility for… Read More Global oil prices surge following attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil plants

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards reject negotiation talks with U.S.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Friday Tehran would not negotiate with the United States and a senior cleric warned that a U.S. Navy fleet could be destroyed with one missile, as a U.S aircraft carrier headed toward the Gulf. The comments by hardliners appeared partly aimed at discouraging President Hassan Rouhani and his moderate allies… Read More Iran’s Revolutionary Guards reject negotiation talks with U.S.

U.S. deploys carrier and bombers to the Middle East

The Trump administration is deploying a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East in response to troubling indications and warnings from Iran and to show the United States will retaliate with unrelenting force to any attack, national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday. With tensions already high between Washington and Tehran, a… Read More U.S. deploys carrier and bombers to the Middle East

U.S. designates Iranian military as terrorist organization

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday designated Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization, an unprecedented step that raises tension in the Middle East. Iran has warned it will take reciprocal action against Washington for its move against the Guards, the country’s most powerful security organization. It is the first time the… Read More U.S. designates Iranian military as terrorist organization

Iran set to blacklist U.S. military in retaliatory action

Iran may put the U.S. military on its terror list if Washington designates the Iranian elite Revolutionary Guards as terrorists, a senior Iranian lawmaker said on Saturday. The United States is expected to designate the Revolutionary Guards a foreign terrorist organization, three U.S. officials said, marking the first time Washington has formally labeled another country’s… Read More Iran set to blacklist U.S. military in retaliatory action

U.S. to deignate Iran military as terrorist organization

The United States is expected to designate Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps a foreign terrorist organization, three U.S. officials said, marking the first time Washington has formally labeled another country’s military a terrorist group. The decision, which critics warn could open U.S. military and intelligence officials to similar actions by unfriendly governments abroad, is expected… Read More U.S. to deignate Iran military as terrorist organization