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Strait between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf

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Strait of Hormuz: Strait between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf
The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. It provides the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open ocean and is one of the world's most strategically important choke points. On the north coast lies Iran, and on the south coast the United Arab Emirates and Musandam, an exclave of Oman. The strait is about 90 nautical miles (167 km) long, with a width varying from about 52 nautical miles (96 km) to 21 nautical miles (39 km).

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Iran says it seized British oil tanker

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it has seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. The announcement comes one day after the U.S. said it destroyed an Iranian drone.
CBS News - Published

Second tanker in Gulf turns sharply towards Iran, Refinitiv data shows

A second oil tanker, the British-operated, Liberian-flagged Mesdar, turned sharply north towards Iran's coast on Friday afternoon after passing westward through the Strait of Hormuz into the Gulf,..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Strait of Hormuz

Iran says it's seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz [Video]Iran says it's seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz

A British-flagged tanker was seized in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday, according to statements from the ship's owner and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:53Published

Iranian authorities 'seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf' [Video]Iranian authorities 'seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf'

The Government is "urgently" investigating reports a British oil tanker has been seized by Iranian authorities in the Persian Gulf. The Stena Impero, which is registered in the UK, was seized by the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:26Published

US warship destroyed Iranian drone, says Trump [Video]US warship destroyed Iranian drone, says Trump

President Donald Trump has said a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:11Published

Iran claims to have impounded foreign ship [Video]Iran claims to have impounded foreign ship

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has seized a foreign ship smuggling fuel in the Gulf, state television quoted Iran’s elite force as saying in a statement on Thursday. Havovi Cooper reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Iran Must Release Seized Ship And Crew [Video]Iran Must Release Seized Ship And Crew

Iran must immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and its crew, reports Reuters. This is according to a U.S. State Department spokesperson said on Thursday. “The United States strongly..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

UK threatened with a UK threatened with a "slap" in Iran tanker row

Iran has warned of consequences if Britain does not release an oil tanker seized off the coast of Gibraltar a week ago. In Tehran, some residents are backing such a retaliation. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Strait of Hormuz tension: UK call on Iran to de-escalate situation [Video]Strait of Hormuz tension: UK call on Iran to de-escalate situation

The Government has called on Iran to de-escalate the situation after the Royal Navy had to prevent Iranian vessels from invading a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:32Published

US wants military coalition to protect waters off Iran [Video]US wants military coalition to protect waters off Iran

Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Tuesday the U.S. had hammered out a plan under which an international military coalition would safeguard strategic waters..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

U.S. Defense Chief Looks To Rally NATO As Tensions With Iran Simmer [Video]U.S. Defense Chief Looks To Rally NATO As Tensions With Iran Simmer

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, acting US Defense Secretary Mark Esper appealed to NATO allies to publicly denounce Iran's hostile actions and consider participating in an evolving plan..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Dems say Trump showed he has no plan for Iran [Video]Dems say Trump showed he has no plan for Iran

The Democratic chairman of the House Armed Services Committee on Sunday told CBS News that last week's nearly-executed U.S. strike on Iran shows the White House has no strategy to get Tehran to the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

Saudi Airlines Redirect Flights To Avoid Dicey Gulf Of Oman, Strait Of Hormuz [Video]Saudi Airlines Redirect Flights To Avoid Dicey Gulf Of Oman, Strait Of Hormuz

Saudi Arabian Airlines has altered the path of its international flights away from the Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz. According to Reuters, the Federal Aviation Administration has also barred..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Pelosi Says U.S. Doesn't Want War With Iran [Video]Pelosi Says U.S. Doesn't Want War With Iran

Reuters reports U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday the United States does not want to go to war with Iran. Earlier this week, Tehran shot down a U.S. military..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

U.S. has no appetite for war with Iran: Pelosi [Video]U.S. has no appetite for war with Iran: Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday the United States has no appetite to go to war with Iran, after Tehran shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone over the Strait..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Iran Shoots Down U.S. Drone, Says Iran Shoots Down U.S. Drone, Says "We Are Ready For War"

Business INsider reports Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a US drone early Thursday morning around the geopolitically important Strait of Hormuz. Iran says it took down the drone when it entered..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

U.S. Drone Shot Down By Iranian Missile [Video]U.S. Drone Shot Down By Iranian Missile

A U.S. military drone has been shot down in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, a U.S. official said on Thursday. Reuters reports The official said..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

U.S. Drone Shot Down By Iran [Video]U.S. Drone Shot Down By Iran

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has shot down a U.S. drone. This is according to multiple reports by Iranian state media channels. Gizmodo reports U.S. officials confirmed that the drone, an MQ-4C Triton,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

The Strait of Hormuz: A flashpoint for war [Video]The Strait of Hormuz: A flashpoint for war

Recent attacks on cargo vessels have put the focus on a shipping lane responsible for about a fifth of the world's oil exports. But in reality, this place is a powder keg for a much larger..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:05Published

Iran Says It Refuses To Wage War As U.S. Deploys More Troops To Middle East [Video]Iran Says It Refuses To Wage War As U.S. Deploys More Troops To Middle East

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran would not wage war with any nation, sounded a note of restraint after the United States announced increased troop..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

Pope says following with concern increase of tensions in Persian gulf [Video]Pope says following with concern increase of tensions in Persian gulf

The pontiff has urged the international community to use 'diplomatic tools' to solve the recent conflict in the Middle East over the attack on two oil tankers, which the U.S, blamed on Iran. Rough cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Shanahan says oil tanker attacks, an 'international situation' [Video]Shanahan says oil tanker attacks, an 'international situation'

U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said on Friday that this week's attacks on two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, is 'an international situation' in the Middle East 'not a U.S...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Germany: U.S video not enough to attribute blame over oil tanker attacks [Video]Germany: U.S video not enough to attribute blame over oil tanker attacks

According to Reuters, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday that a video provided by the United States is not sufficient to prove that Iran is behind the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Trump Says Strait Of Hormuz Won't Stay Closed For Long [Video]Trump Says Strait Of Hormuz Won't Stay Closed For Long

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, US President Donald Trump said that the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial commercial shipping route, would not remain closed for long following two attacks on oil..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

 

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says its forces seized British tanker

Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Friday that its naval forces had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.
USATODAY.com - Published

UK Chamber of Shipping calls for more security in the Gulf

Further protection must be provided for merchant vessels after a British flagged tanker was seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz, the head of the UK Chamber of Shipping..
Reuters - Published

Manager of Iran-bound UK vessel says cannot contact crew

The company that manages the British-registered vessel Stena Impero said it was unable to contact the crew after it was approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Revolutionary Guards say they captured British oil tanker: Iran state TV

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they have captured British oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian state television reported on Friday.
Reuters - Published

'No doubt about it,' Trump says as Iran challenges his report of drone downing

President Donald Trump said there was "no doubt" the U.S. Navy had brought down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz this week while Tehran showed video footage that it said disproved the incident..
Reuters - Published

U.S. will shoot down any Iranian drones that fly 'too close' to its ships, official says

The United States will destroy any Iranian drones that fly "too close" to its ships in the Strait of Hormuz and has evidence that it shot down a drone on Thursday, a senior Trump administration..
Reuters - Published

Iran says U.S. may have shot down its own drone by mistake

Iran denied it lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said it had 'destroyed' an Iranian drone that was threatening a U.S. ship.
USATODAY.com - Published

Iran claims it has "not lost any drone"

President Trump has said an Iranian drone was "destroyed" after threatening a U.S. warship in the Strait of Hormuz
CBS News - Published

Iran's deputy foreign minister says Tehran has not lost any drones

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi denied on Friday that Iran had lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone.
Reuters - Published

7/18: CBS Evening News

U.S. warship takes down Iranian drone over Strait of Hormuz; Another 9/11 firefighter dies of cancer.
CBS News - Published

U.S. warship takes down Iranian drone over Strait of Hormuz

A U.S. warship took down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. That's a key transit point for much of the world's oil supply. There are reports the Pentagon is sending 500 more troops to the..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

U.S. says Navy ship 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Gulf

The United States said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel, but Iran said it had no information about..
Reuters - Published

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif: no information about losing drone

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he was not aware of any downing of an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, after President Donald Trump said a U.S. Navy ship had..
Reuters - Published

Trump says U.S destroyed Iranian drone

The U.S. destroyed an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, President Trump announced in the East Room of the White House. CBS News' Steven Portnoy joined CBSN with the latest..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

U.S. military says it took defensive action against drone in Strait of Hormuz

The Pentagon said on Thursday that the USS Boxer took defensive action against a drone after it came within a "threatening range" in the Strait of Hormuz.
Reuters - Published

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf, 12 on vessel, state media reports

Twelve crews members were on the Panamanian-flagged vessel when it was captured near the Strait of Hormuz.
USATODAY.com - Published

UK says rightly concerned about protecting goods in Strait of Hormuz

Britain is rightly concerned about protecting its goods in the Strait of Hormuz, defense minister Penny Mordaunt said on Thursday following tensions with Iran over the passage of vessels in the Gulf.
Reuters - Published

U.S. officials to brief diplomats on maritime security initiative for Gulf

U.S. officials will speak to members of the Washington diplomatic corps on Friday about a new initiative to promote freedom of navigation and maritime security around the Strait of Hormuz, the State..
Reuters - Published

U.S. fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of Hormuz

The U.S. said Iran could be behind the disappearance of a UAE-based ship that was traveling through the Strait of Hormuz two days ago. Amy Myers Jaffe, senior fellow at the Council for Foreign..
CBS News - Published

UK says it does not want to increase tension with Iran

Britain is not seeking to escalate the situation with Iran, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Friday, as tensions continue between London and Tehran over a seized Iranian tanker and the passage of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Navy says working with partners to defend free flow of commerce and navigation

The U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet said on Thursday it is working closely with the British Royal Navy as well as regional and global partners to preserve and defend the freedom of navigation, a day after..
Reuters - Published

U.K. accuses Iranian boats of trying to intercept British oil tanker

The U.K. is accusing Iranian boats of trying to intercept a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran has denied the allegation. This comes as tensions remain high between the U.S. and Iran. CBS..
CBS News - Published

UK will not escort all its ships near Iran, does not want to escalate tensions -source

Britain does not intend to escort every British-flagged merchant vessel through the Strait of Hormuz, a security source said on Thursday, after a Royal Navy warship had to stop three Iranian vessels..
Reuters - Published

UK will not escort every British-flagged ship through Strait of Hormuz: source

Britain does not intend to escort every British-flagged merchant vessel through the Strait of Hormuz, a security source said on Thursday, after a Royal Navy warship had to stop three Iranian vessels..
Reuters - Published

Threats to navigation need international solution: U.S. Central Command

Threats to international freedom of navigation require an international solution, U.S. Central Command said on Thursday, after three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-flagged tanker passing..
Reuters - Published

7/11: CBSN AM

Iran denies blocking UK vessel in Strait of Hormuz; U.S. Women's soccer team honored at ESPY Awards
CBS News - Published

UK recommends all British-flagged ships adopt a heightened security state in the Strait of Hormuz: Sky

Britain has recommended all British-flagged ships go to a heightened state of security in the Strait of Hormuz, Sky News reported on Thursday, citing unnamed maritime industry sources.
Reuters - Published

Britain says it fended off Iranian attempt to block its oil tanker

Three Iranian vessels tried to block a BP-operated tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, the UK government said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

UK defense minister thanks Royal Navy for upholding international law: Twitter

British defense minister Penny Mordaunt said on Thursday the Royal Navy had upheld international law by helping a merchant oil tanker pass through the Strait of Hormuz.
Reuters - Published

Iran tried to block British vessel in Strait of Hormuz, U.K. says

Three Iranian vessels only backed off after getting verbal warnings from a British navy vessel accompanying the British vessel, London says
CBS News - Published

Britain says three Iranian boats tried to block its ship in Gulf

Three Iranian vessels attempted to block the passage of a ship, the British Heritage, through the Strait of Hormuz, but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on..
Reuters - Published

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