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Iran urges diplomacy to lower tensions, but decries tanker incident

Iran urges diplomacy to lower tensions, but decries tanker incidentIran on Monday urged regional powers to use diplomacy to reduce tensions including Yemen’s war, but cautioned that an Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea last week had been hit by rockets and there would have to be consequences. Addressing a news conference, President Hassan Rouhani reiterated policy toward the Trump administration, ruling out bilateral talks unless Washington returns to a landmark nuclear deal and lifts crippling U.S. economic sanctions. Tensions in the Gulf have risen to new highs since May 2018, when the administration of President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 accord with Tehran that put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the easing of sanctions.



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Iran vows response to attack on tanker off Saudi coast

Iran vows response to attack on tanker off Saudi coastIran vowed on Saturday not to let an attack on one of its oil tankers off the coast of Saudi Arabia to go unanswered, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported. Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, said clues had been uncovered as to who was behind what he called a “missile attack” on the Sabiti tanker. “Maritime piracy and wickedness in international waterways… will not be left unanswered,” he said, quoted by ISNA.



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UPDATE 2-Iran decries 'cowardly attack' on oil tanker

UPDATE 2-Iran decries 'cowardly attack' on oil tankerAn Iranian government spokesman on Saturday described as a “cowardly attack” an incident that Iranian media have called the apparent targeting by missiles of an Iranian-owned oil tanker, and said Iran would respond after the facts had been studied. The tanker Sabiti was hit in Red Sea waters off Saudi Arabia on Friday, Iranian media have reported, an incident that could stoke friction in a region rattled by attacks on tankers and oil installations since May.



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Leakage from targeted Iran tanker halted as it heads for Gulf -Iranian media

Leakage from targeted Iran tanker halted as it heads for Gulf -Iranian mediaLeakage of cargo from an Iranian-owned oil tanker apparently hit by missiles in Red Sea waters off Saudi Arabia has been stopped as it heads for the Gulf, the semi-official Iranian news agency Mehr reported on Saturday. The tanker Sabiti was targeted on Friday, Iranian media reported earlier, an incident that if confirmed will stoke friction in a region rattled by attacks on tankers and oil installations since May. “The tanker is heading for Persian Gulf waters and we hope it will enter Iranian waters safely,” Mehr quoted an unnamed official as saying.



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UPDATE 9-Iranian oil tanker hit off Saudi coast, may have been missiles -Iranian media reports

UPDATE 9-Iranian oil tanker hit off Saudi coast, may have been missiles -Iranian media reportsAn Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia’s coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if confirmed will stoke tension in a region rattled by attacks on tankers and oil sites since May. The Sabiti was hit in the morning about 60 miles (96 km) from the Saudi port of Jeddah, Iranian media reported.



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The Latest: Iran: 2 missiles hit oil tanker off Saudi coast

The Latest: Iran: 2 missiles hit oil tanker off Saudi coastIranian officials say two missiles have struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia. This is the latest incident in the region amid months of heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S. There was no immediate word from Saudi Arabia on the reported attack on Friday near the Red Sea port city of Jiddah. The reported attack comes after the U.S. has alleged that in past months Iran attacked oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, something denied by Tehran.



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Iran oil tanker hit off Saudi coast, may have been missiles: Iran reports

Iran oil tanker hit off Saudi coast, may have been missiles: Iran reportsAn Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia’s coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if confirmed will stoke tension in a region rattled by attacks on tankers and oil sites since May. The Sabiti was hit in the morning about 60 miles (96 km) from the Saudi port of Jeddah, Iranian media reported. The National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) said the ship was damaged but stable and denied reports it had been set ablaze.



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Iran oil tanker hit by two missiles off Saudi coast: Iranian state media

Iran oil tanker hit by two missiles off Saudi coast: Iranian state mediaAn Iranian-owned oil tanker was hit by two missiles in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia’s coast on Friday, Iran’s state television reported, quoting the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) which owns the vessel. The Sabiti, which was set ablaze, suffered heavy damage and had leaked oil after it was struck in the morning about 60 miles (96 km) from the Saudi port of Jeddah, Iranian media reported. The alleged attack is the latest incident involving oil tankers in the Red Sea and Gulf region, and is likely to ratchet up tensions between regional foes Iran and Saudi Arabia.



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Satellite images show activity around Iranian-flagged tanker

Satellite images show activity around Iranian-flagged tankerSatellite images released on Thursday show that a once-detained Iranian-flagged oil tanker sitting off the coast of Syria has been approached by a smaller Iranian tanker, an indication the ship could be preparing to transfer its cargo. Images released by Maxar Technologies show the Jasmine alongside the Adrian Darya 1 on Wednesday, with mooring lines between them and a crane deployed on the larger vessel. The Adrian Darya 1, formerly named the Grace 1, was detained off the British overseas territory of Gibraltar in July while carrying $ 130 million in crude oil, on suspicion of breaking European Union sanctions by taking the oil to Syria.



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British tanker arrives in Dubai after 10-week detention in Iran

British tanker arrives in Dubai after 10-week detention in IranThe British-flagged Stena Impero tanker arrived at Dubai’s Port Rashid on Friday after sailing out of Iranian waters, according to Refintiv shipping data, after it was detained in July during a row with Britain that has stoked tensions in the Gulf. The Stena Impero left Iran’s Bandar Abbas port on Friday morning bound for Dubai, where the crew will be repatriated, the vessel’s Swedish operator Stena Bulk said, after being detained for 10 weeks. The ship was seized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping route, for alleged marine violations two weeks after Britain detained an Iranian tanker off the territory of Gibraltar.



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