Iran condemns US Gulf security plan as "source of insecurity"

U.S. Says Iran Trying To Trick Ships To Enter Iranian Waters So They Can Be Seized

U.S. Says Iran Trying To Trick Ships To Enter Iranian Waters So They Can Be Seized

"The announcement made about the possible presence of the al-Quds occupying regime [Israel] in the self-proclaimed military coalition in the Persian Gulf region is a blatant threat to Iran's national security", said Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi, according to the semi-official Fars news agency. President Donald Trump claimed the USA warship took out an Iranian drone about a month after the Revolutionary Guards shot down a US drone in the Persian Gulf region.

Britain, which has two warships in the region, has already joined the coalition.

Traffic in the Strait, through which about a fifth of the world's oil passes, has become the focus of a standoff between Iran and the United States after President Donald Trump quit a 2015 nuclear pact and reimposed sanctions on Tehran.

Tensions in the Persian Gulf have increased following the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar and Iranian backlash over the arrest of a British oil tanker.

Iran meanwhile shot down an American drone in June, with Trump saying he called off retaliatory air strikes at the last minute, and the U.S. says it has since downed one and possibly two of Tehran's unmanned aircraft, which the Islamic republic has denied.

Iran's Defense Minister Amir Hatami discussed the US-proposed coalition to monitor the Persian Gulf region in a phone conversation with defense officials from Kuwait, Qatar and Oman.

He added: "The Islamic Republic of Iran reserves the right to counter this threat and defend its territory within the framework of the country's deterrence and defensive policy, and will have no hesitation in translating it into action as part of its defensive policies".

Lawmakers Call for Congressional Investigations After Jeffrey Epstein’s Death
Lawyer Brad Edwards, who has represented other Epstein accusers, said Epstein's death had seen him avoid being held responsible. One such lawsuit could be filed as soon as Wednesday by a woman who alleges Epstein raped her when she was 15.

On July 19, Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, claiming that it had collided with a fishing boat and violated global law.

He also said: "Iran has a vital role in security of the Hormuz Strait". "The Islamic Republic is in a full-scale war", Salami said.

The Nicaraguan president had maintained that his country would never accept the US' notion of sanctions, saying the sanctions against his people and Iranian people are unilateral and unlawful.

Last month, the US claimed to have downed an Iranian drone, though Tehran disputed this.

In 2018, Hebrew-language media outlets quoted Palestinian sources who said Iran's payments to Hamas at the time amounted to $70 million per year (less than $6 million per month).

It was not immediately clear if the offer was strictly conditioned on the intelligence provided by the terror groups.

Recommended News

  • Priyanka posts pics with 'J sisters' on Jonas Brothers' world tour

    Priyanka posts pics with 'J sisters' on Jonas Brothers' world tour

    According to TMZ reports, Jonas sold his Beverly Hills bachelor pad for $6.9 million last month. In the video, one can see how Joe and Sophie indulge themselves in making love to each other.
    YouTuber Marina Joyce Is Found 10 Days After She Went Missing

    YouTuber Marina Joyce Is Found 10 Days After She Went Missing

    But fortunately, not even 24 hours after that public appeal, Joyce was reportedly located - and she's since been termed as safe. Police have launched an appeal to find British YouTuber Marina Joyce who has been missing for ten days.
    Gigi Hadid’s Jewelry, Bags And More Stolen In Mykonos

    Gigi Hadid’s Jewelry, Bags And More Stolen In Mykonos

    The robbery led to the Hadids cutting their trip short and the girls chartered a private plane to get home as quickly as possible. Hadid and her fellow occupants reportedly believe the ransacking was pre-mediated since house staff had access to the rooms.
  • Canadian Teen Fugitives Suspected of Murder Found Dead

    Canadian Teen Fugitives Suspected of Murder Found Dead

    RCMP officers located two male bodies in the dense brush within one kilometre from where the items were found ", said MacLatchy. MacLatchy says she is confident it is them, but an autopsy will confirm the identities. "This morning at approximately 10 a.m.
    William Hill embarks on transitional journey posting group losses of £63m

    William Hill embarks on transitional journey posting group losses of £63m

    Online International revenues were up 66 per cent, boosted by the acquisition earlier this year of Swedish online betting firm Mr Green .

    Why Is PrepAway Considered to Be the Best Platform for Exam Dumps?

    However, it’s not easy to tell which one of those sources offers authentic exam dumps that will help you pass your test. All you need to do is to identify the best site for exam dumps, and you will pass your certification test with flying colors.
  • Airline hits back over 'backless seat' photo

    Airline hits back over 'backless seat' photo

    Replying to the interaction, one social media user joked: "I'm sorry you found evidence of our negligence". However, the airline says the image was misleading as the seats were out of order and nobody used them.
    Climate change turning marine life toxic

    Climate change turning marine life toxic

    They used three decades of data on the ecosystem and mercury concentrations and developed a model for mercury bioaccumulation. Using this understanding, the researchers also modelled the mercury levels found in Atlantic BlueFin Tuna (ABFT).
    Cathay to comply with China rules over Hong Kong protests

    Cathay to comply with China rules over Hong Kong protests

    The bill has been suspended, but protesters have stepped up their demands and are now calling for greater democracy and Lam's resignation.
  • Who Are the Winners of 'Love Island' 2019? Details on the Finale

    Who Are the Winners of 'Love Island' 2019? Details on the Finale

    While the civilian version of the revived show recently completed its fifth season, there are no plans for a celebrity reboot. Then, the hosts share their final thoughts on the season's couples and what they hope to see more of in Season 2 .
    Teens on overtime making Amazon devices

    Teens on overtime making Amazon devices

    " Amazon and Foxconn responded that they would make improvements to the factory's working conditions ", China Labor Watch said. The report marks the organization's second critical examination of the factory in more than a year.
    Taylor Swift explains why she stayed quiet ahead of 2016 presidential election

    Taylor Swift explains why she stayed quiet ahead of 2016 presidential election

    Please enjoy this totally snake-free palette cleanser in the form of Anna Wintour ONCE AGAIN expressing her hatred of leggings. The reason her fans are big on using Tumblr instead of another social media platform is that it is the one Swift uses the most.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.